Water Index

Make informed irrigation and cover crop management decisions while minimizing the ecological footprint of your vineyard.

Respond quickly

Our aerial-based system allows for speedy data collection, so you can address areas of concern quickly and efficiently.

Improve grape quality

Using accurate irrigation and cover crop data, growers can achieve optimal sugar and acidity levels.

Conserve water

Reduce your vineyard’s impact on the environment by directing water resources only where and when they are needed.

Reduce costs

Aerial water index data collection is significantly more cost effective than existing labour, time and cost-intensive water measurement systems.

Canopy Water Content

Make informed irrigation and cover crop management decisions as we measure the actual amount of water within the canopy, allowing you to only apply water when and where needed.

CWC Zone Map

Provides PureVine™ data simplified into Canopy Water Content zones.

What customers are saying about our products:

The support has been terrific during the entire process and even more so after the purchase now that we’re doing...

J. Morin

Mark Anthony Group

After several years of using hand held sensors for vigour measurements in our clients’ vineyards, we were amazed at the speed and simplicity of using SkySquirrel’s drone solution. The resolution and quality of the end result exceeded our expectations.

J. Ducret

Avidorhightech SA

What impressed me is how easy the maps are to read! They tell the story immediately of what is happening with the plants. I was also really impressed with the accuracy.

Barbara Steele

Winemaker & Founder of Cowhorn Wines

Water Index Measurement

High Resolution Water Index mapping allows growers to target water applications and optimize irrigation management while conserving water and reducing a vineyard’s impact on the environment.

While other water measurement methods are expensive, labour intensive, dependent on environmental factors, and susceptible to human error, VineView uses a spectral approach to directly quantify the water content of a vine.

Our unique, non-destructive method provides a water index measurement for the entire vineyard with vine level detail, compared to a few data points throughout a parcel.

Did you know?

An average vineyard with an irrigation system uses approximately 295 gallons of water per vine every season.

Start conserving water and reduce the ecological footprint of your vineyard today

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