End of Growing Season
As the growing season ends, the next decision is when to spray a defoliant or harvest aid. The UAV can assist in assessing the overall nature of the crop by checking the maturity of the fruit.
Flying over the field, you can pick a spot and fly down to just above the crop and allow the prop wash to spread the canopy. This allows you to look down the plant and fully assess the fruit, the number of many boils that are open, the color, and the fullness of bean pods.