Save Water

·       Use aerial thermal imagery to analyze irrigation distribution uniformity to improve water use efficiency

·       Aerial thermal imagery detects irrigation system leaks (surface and sub-surface)

·       Detect and map soil compaction using aerial imagery

·       Review of irrigation scheduling monitoring location representativeness


Save Fertilizer, Herbicide and Pesticides

·       Increased irrigation system distribution uniformity provides more uniform delivery of irrigation system delivered fertilizers, pesticides and herbicides

·       Earlier detection of pests and diseases due to use of aerial imaging results in smaller applications being required and reduced overall chemical usage

·       Use GPS spray control and navigation guidance to reduce underlap and overlap applications


Reduce Nitrogen Leaching

·       Increased water distribution uniformity reduces soil leaching potential


Identify Pest and Disease Infestations

·       Use aerial imagery to map plant stress to detect fungus’s, insect and weed infestations


Fire Ants

·       Detect infestations with aerial imagery


Reseeding Management

·       Use aerial imagery to monitor reseeding success (map Bermuda vs. Rye)


Management and Reporting

·       Use a GIS to track management activities on the course

·       Use GPS to map installed irrigation systems and collect data for the GIS

·       Use aerial imagery to calculate irrigated, non-irrigated and surface water acreage

·       Load the aerial imagery into your mapping system to historically document conditions and to detect changes in condition over time

·       Use imagery as base map for GPS enabled golf carts and for 3D “fly-through” website applications

·       Use data logged from GPS spray control and guidance to document spray application locations