We have already established what a drone is in our previous blog. Now, let’s talk about the uses of drones in diverse fields. In this particular blog, we will talk about agricultural drones and their uses.
An agricultural drone lets the farmer see the field from the sky. It is applied to farming in order to help increase crop production and monitor crop growth. Also, this drone has sensors and digital imaging capabilities which provide useful information to the farmer in improving crop yields and farm efficiency.
Uses of Agricultural drones:
- Collecting and surveying data is done with these drones. Thus, a drone with a high-quality camera will be required to enable real-time monitoring.
- Can be used for CROP DUSTING which involves spraying crops with crop protection products and planting certain types of seed.
- AERIAL TOPDRESSING which involves specifically spreading fertilizers over the field can be done with the help of agricultural drones.
- Thermal imaging enabled drones can help farmers identify well-watered regions on the farm.
- Imaging technologies and sensors help in preventing the issues arising from soil erosion and damage.
- Also, an agricultural drone is great for identifying types of pests and which parts of the farm are being affected.
While agricultural drones have their amazing benefits, they do come with certain limitations of their own. For starters, the initial purchasing cost of a drone runs quite high. Most of the drones have a short flight time of between 20 minutes to an hour. This limits flight time and the distance that it can cover in such a limited time. Also, the drone is very weather-dependent. On extremely windy or rainy days, it may not be possible to fly the drone.
Every technology comes with its pros and cons but drone technology most definitely offers more pros than cons.