We’ve already talked about precision farming and how new technologies are revolutionizing the world of agriculture. Today, we are going to get into the specifics: we are going to talk about drones and their farming applications.
You’ve probably already heard about it, but for those of you who might be unfamiliar with such hi-tech inventions, a drone is a small remote-controlled flying object, initially utilized for military purposes.
As we plow into the 21st century, drone technology is becoming ever more common and adapted to serve in a broad range of industries. The drone culture is spreading fast and has become a hobby for some. In fact, model drone enthusiasts build, collect and organize drone test flights.
We know you are thinking….what can a drone do for me and my job? The answer is….a lot!
Farming drones are used primarily to monitor crops and collect important data.
As these tiny little robots fly over your crops at heights ranging from 20 to 150 meters, they record every minute of flight, taking pictures and collecting data including:
Special drone software processes the data collected and then compiles a detailed report of all the areas that are monitored. Real time images give you a full picture of the situation and allow you to zero in on problematic areas, saving you lots of time and money in the end.
The next step means taking action. The most technologically advanced drones are equipped and programmed to spray limited doses of plant protection products or fertilizers over specific areas.
This is what the future of farming looks like: small drones flying in close formation over advanced tractors. What do you think? Do you believe in using these new technologies in your farming business?