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Phytomappers Pro Online Masterclass
(No longer accepting new students in 2023)

Phytomappers Pro was created to scale drone education for agricultural and other related verticals, such as scientific, forestry, and environmental consultancies. This course walks step-by-step through everything you'd need to know to get started mapping plants professionally, including:

  • The theory behind vegetation indices
  • Best-practices for image capture

  • Drone and camera hardware

  • Mission planning software

  • Image processing and data outputs 

  • Cloud tools

  • Example datasets


Scholar Farms is no longer providing drone consulting or training services in 2023. Students already enrolled in current courses will have access through the remaining year. We will not be accepting new students in our professional trainings.


While conducting research in the field as a PhD in ecology and evolutionary biology, Dr. Gregory Crutsinger caught the drone bug, and began testing the use of UAVs in the field on projects. He became especially interested in how autonomous drone technology could enable collecting data that could impact agriculture, and how drones would allow sensors to be deployed in new and exciting ways to impact research and assessment in the field.

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The Drone Engineer Helping Farmers Work Smarter

The Drone Engineer Helping Farmers Work Smarter

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What Our Clients and Collaborators Have to Say


"I've known and worked alongside Greg over the past few years in the drone industry. He has extensive knowledge of the commercial market and a passion for data analytics and plants. I'm really excited about the results of his efforts to build this masterclass. It's a great resource!"

Paul Spaur, 
Drone Technical Manager


"Greg has an extremely deep understanding of not just the technology that enables aerial data, but the practical workflows you need to get real world applicable results. He's a true master of drone mapping."

Colin Guinn
Founder and CEO of Guinn Partners


"For over two years, I've been working alongside Greg in his agriculture trainings for growers and drone service providers in California's Central Valley. Greg is the best in the business when it comes to plant mapping and explaining the technology to people at all different levels."

Mike Bonillas
Professional Drone Services
Central Valley Farms

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"I continue to be impressed by the professional quality of the Scholar Farms master courses. Dr. Crutsinger  is a leading expert in the UAS industry and he does a great job explaining complex topics in relatable and engaging ways. It was an obvious choice to include the Phytomappers Class as a resource for students in Sinclair’s data analytics curriculum."

Andrew Shepherd, PhD
Executive Director, Sinclair College National UAS Training and Certification Center

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"When it comes to coordinating drone data, Greg has an incredible ability to help organize, capture, and condense aerial information quickly and efficiently. More people in the commercial drone industry need the kind of data skills."

Andrew Maximow
Chief Drone Officer


“This course provided San Francisco Bay Gourmet Coffee with the thread we needed to stitch our precision agriculture solution together. Using the Phytomappers Pro Masterclass by Scholar Farms, we had the necessary tools to procure equipment, fly missions, take photos, process data and finally analyze actionable results for our farmers.”

Toby Hackford
Precision Agriculture Drone Project Manager
San Francisco Bay Gourmet Coffee

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