Drones and quadcopters now play a much bigger role than simply being aerial machines that are a flying hobby. Their application and usage in different industries and businesses have brought them to the forefront, and many drone companies are now manufacturing drones that are targeted at these purposes.
There are many drones used for real estate purposes and in factories and industrial sites, but now there is a use for them in the agriculture and farming sector as well. There are plenty of ways that drones can help make the monitoring and growing of crops an easier and more profitable business.
With the world’s population on the rise and environmental events that create complications in the way of crop productivity, finding new and more innovative ways to tackle crop production is the need of the hour. With the use of drones, farmers can not only conquer challenges that come with manually completing these agricultural tasks, but also create a revolutionary strategy for producing food and increasing productivity sustainably.
From the start, drones can help in finding the best and fertile fields perfect for growing the desired crop. With 3D maps for early soil analysis, they can help with determining planting patterns and also irrigation and nutritional necessities after planting.
Research shows that drone-planting systems reduce planting costs by 85% and are very effective. They work by shooting the seeds into the soil, which also contain required nutrients.
Monitoring the field
Vast fields limit the insight farmers have on all their crops and this a lot of times leads to failure in growth. With a drone, it is possible to monitor vast grounds and detect problems with the crops at an early stage.
Keeping a check on the crops’ health
By scanning a crop using visible as well as near-infrared light, it can track changes in the crops and also reveal their health. Detecting a disease in the plants early on can help save not just the plant but maybe even the whole orchard.
Drones created for this purpose have the ability to detect the area to spray the liquid from a controlled distance. In fact, aerial spraying can actually help complete the job almost 5 times quicker than how it is traditionally done!