EarthMap Solutions now offers fruit and nut growers a solution for analyzing the health of individual trees or small clusters of vines within an orchard or vineyard. The Tree and Vine Grading product is now available through EarthMap Solutions’ network of resellers.
Through a combination of high-resolution satellite or aerial imagery and proprietary analysis processes, EarthMap Solutions color-calibrates imagery data for ease of analysis, allowing for the determination of management zones, and the identification and analysis of various issues including vegetative health, irrigation management and harvest management.
EarthMap Solutions applies a proprietary process to the calibrated imagery to analyze the health and vigor of the vineyard or orchard. Individual tree or vine health is determined and assigned a value based on a color spectrum for quick and easy assessment. Through these values, growers can determine total number of units, identify missing or declining units, assess how many and which trees or vines are producing at full potential, and earmark units for adjustment. In addition, growers can assess the Average Green Vegetation Index by unit. By correlating this information with soil and foliage nutrient test results, growers can develop a management plan to improve the orchard or vineyard’s yield potential.