Standard operating procedures for UAV phenotyping

This standard operating practice provides an introduction and use guide to the aerial platforms, sensors and data tools involved in unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) phenotyping applications, with a case study of RGB, multispectral and thermal phenotyping on microplots.

UAV phenotyping is about collecting useful and meaningful data for integration into crop breeding programs. As such, a complete UAV phenotyping program should ideally include guidelines and considerations to evaluate the readiness of every part of the full process in order to ensure that no bottlenecks impede the throughput of the phenotyping activities all the while focused on the end goal of data.

This standard operating practice provides a complete pre-flight checklist for any breeding program looking to incorporate UAV phenotyping, with best practices and equipment recommendations for the capture, processing and extraction of data.

 
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Standard operating procedures for UAV phenotyping
Checklist and standard operating procedures for unmanned aerial vehicles in phenotyping operations
Shawn Carlisle Kefauver, José Luis Araus Ortega, M. Luisa Buchaillot