How Drone Technology Can Enhance Farming
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How Drone Technology Can Enhance Farming

By CIOReview | Wednesday, May 5, 2021

Agricultural drone technology has been improving, and its benefits in agriculture are becoming more apparent to farmers.


FREMONT, CA :- Farming involves a lot more than just sowing seeds, watering them, and harvesting them once they've grown. Agriculture is becoming much more accurate and effective as drones become more widely used.

People have already heard that drones are causing disruption in the agricultural industry. Agricultural drone technology has improved in recent years, and farmers are beginning to see the advantages of drones in agriculture. Drones are used in agriculture for various tasks, including mapping and surveying and crop dusting and spraying.

Agricultural drones seem to be similar to other forms of drones on the surface. The UAV's implementation changes to meet the needs of the farmer. There are various drones explicitly designed for agricultural purposes.

A farmer's data and the analysis extracted from drone flights is crucial. Early weed and disease detection, which protects crop yield and decreases herbicide use, is the most popular use case for drone-derived data and analytics.

Agricultural Drone Technology

Precision Agriculture

Precision agriculture refers to how farmers handle crops to ensure that inputs like water and fertilizer are used efficiently and that productivity, quality, and yield are maximized. Pest control, flooding prevention, and disease prevention are all part of the definition.

Drones enable farmers to continuously monitor crop and livestock conditions from the air, allowing them to quickly identify issues that would otherwise go undetected during ground-level spot checks. For example, time-lapse drone photography can reveal the farmers when a portion of their crop is not correctly irrigated.

Mapping/Surveying

The process of mapping or surveying crops with a drone is relatively simple. Many latest agricultural drone models have flight planning software that enables the user to draw around the region that needs to be covered. The program then generates an automatic flight path and, in some cases, also sets up camera shots.

As the drone flies, it utilizes onboard sensors and the built-in camera to take a picture and uses GPS to determine when to take every shot. If the drone lacks these automated features, one person must fly the drone while the other can take pictures.

Cropdusting/Spraying

Drones like this can spray crops with much greater accuracy than a typical tractor. It decreases expenses and exposure of employees to pesticides who would otherwise have to spray the crops manually.

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