Implementation of Aerial Monitoring Technology in Permanent Grassland Management

George POPESCU, Cosmin Alin POPESCU, Mihai HERBEI, Lucian DRAGOMIR, Ionel SAMFIRA, Costel BARLIBA

Abstract


In the last decade, in Romania, the management of large and very diverse agricultural areas from the point of view of the relief has been imposed especially the for the case of permanent grasslands. These ecosystems that are in balance due to the interdependence between the biotic and abiotic factors should be exploited according to correct management practices, supervised so that their level of production and quality should not be damaged. With the help of computer systems, the management and exploitation plan was established for 10-year periods corresponding to the period of renting these areas to livestock breeders. The present study aims at using the aerial monitoring with drone systems, the aerial surveillance of the correct implementation of management practices contractually assumed by the users and the breeders respectively. Thus, it is analyzed the quadratic processing of the surfaces, the compliance with the limits of rented areas, the observance of the load with animals per hectare (livestock unit LU) as well as of other management elements imported for maintaining and improving the condition of the permanent grasslands of Romania.

Keywords


cadastre; drone; orthophotoplan; Phantom 4; permanent pastures.

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.15835/buasvmcn-hort:2019.0037


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