Map to Stroke provides the service of turf grass Periodic Inspection through photographic scans carried out with multispectral camaras mounted on unmanned aircraft, followed by processing of the collected information and detailed analysis of the areas to be treated, as well as the respective prescription of the products and methods to be used, for this we count on our agronomist engineer with more than 20 years experience as a golf course superintendent.
"High humidity often combined with high temperatures makes a prime environment for turfgrass disease. Unless golf courses are located in open areas where prairie winds provide almost continual air movement, disease is often one of the biggest challenges superintendents face. While scouting and treating for turf diseases is time consuming, it is an essential part of turf maintenance. Even a brief delay can result in major turf damage."
"Direct sensing, a method of measuring radiation (light) reflected from plant foliage at specific wavelengths, may be useful for early detection of such diseases. For example, disease may cause changes in pigment concentration and variations in canopy gas exchange, leading to differences in color and temperature that can alter canopy reflectance characteristics."
"The ability to detect turfgrass disease before loss of visual quality would give superintendents more time to evaluate turf stands and schedule chemical applications. This "advance notice" might also reduce the amount of preventive chemical applications used in turf maintenance."