Water Stress Analysis

Water Stress Analysis

What are drone-based water stress analyses?

Agremo water stress analyses identify the percentage and the exact location of irrigation problems, such as standing water or drought areas.

Drone data is a very effective way to spot water stress, as the entire surface is analyzed, which includes standing water areas as well water deficiencies of plants and crops. And to make sure you obtain relevant and actionable data, our water stress analyses are conducted in cooperation with professional agronomists.

To get conclusive results, it’s important to upload only high-resolution images. If you’re not sure how to obtain crisp images, take a look at these tips from a professional drone operator or read how this successful drone business does it.

Agremo water stress analyses can be used to:

  • Spot irrigation problems before they affect your plant’s performance
  • Identify the precise location of problem areas
  • Adjust your irrigation system based on the actual needs of your plants and crops.

When is the best time to use drone-based Water Stress analyses?

Water stress analyses can be performed throughout the season as part of the regular plant and crop monitoring cycle. Regular water stress analyses let you see whether your watering system is providing your plants and crops with a sufficient amount of water.

What are the benefits of drone-based Water Stress analyses?

There are several benefits that drone-based Water Stress analyses have compared to traditional measures.

Drone-based Water Stress analyses are:

  • Fast and save time and resources
  • Able to cover around 500 acres in less than two hours
  • Accurate – with error rates lower than 2%. And with drones, you are able to analyze every inch of your field
  • Proactive and allow effective in-season corrective measures.


The following water stress analysis, for example, revealed that 24% of the field were potential stress areas, and almost 44% were areas with significant water stress. The result map on the following page shows the exact locations of all stress areas. 

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Disclaimer: People and plants are living beings – and living beings act differently from machines and algorithms. This is why Agremo does not claim to offer a complete or entirely error-free analysis of the provided data and cannot be held responsible for any errors, omissions, damages or losses of any kind. Agremo makes significant efforts to keep the underlying workflow as proficient and precise as possible, but there are numerous limiting factors which cannot be foreseen, excluded or modified. Such limiting factors can affect the results of the analyses and include low image quality, complex natural phenomenons, diseases which cannot be captured with today’s technology etc.