Drones in Agriculture

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Drones in Agriculture

Drones in Agriculture

Drones provide a real way to experience life in the air. They show you the magnificence of the sky with the cameras installed with them as well as the different parts of the land. People can easily monitor things, keep surveillance, track changes, and even masterfully control the ways they market their products and services with the help of drones. However, how do drones make it easy for people in agriculture? How does it help it and how does it make it better? Here are some ways on how drones contributed to agriculture.

They can be used to do the hard work

A farmer may use up a lot of time tending to his or her field. With the help of drones, the common tasks that take up much time now take just a fraction of the time it needed before. Drones can be used to generate 3D maps of farms so that farmers know how and when to plant seeds that will be useful for the cycle. Moreover, it can also be used to water the plants. Not only does it do it effectively, it also lessens the room for human error.

You can now monitors the fields and farms you own with drones that are automated, too. Just one pass in the sky and drones in agriculture will show you how the different crops are doing. They have specialized cameras that may zoom in on what the problem is. This way, farmers do not need to go around the vast fields to see if there is a problem. They just have to check the images the drones give them.

How it helps

The automation of drones will give every farmer the rest and break from the backbreaking work they need. These drones can be programmed to do the watering, planting, seeding, maintaining etc. of a field and provide you accurate results as you move through them. This makes the owners of farms save a lot of time. They can use the extra time they gain to think of new ways to make the fields and farms yield better crops.

It also shows the different problems of the field. With the amazing features of some agriculturally specialized drones, farm owners can identify the source of a problem, deal it with it quick, and generate fast actions. However, many people still fear that machines might take over the work of man and produce inferior products. This has already been proven wrong as many more reports claim that their farms have had more success because of drones. It should be noted however that drones are not toys for kids to play with. They should be handled with care.

The use of drones in trying to govern your farm will need to follow certain rules. As such, there are strict rules when it comes to flying in a restricted air space, as well as taking drones in agriculture to private property. Make sure you follow all of them to not get your drone shot down.


Tony is our CASA accredited Chief Remote Drone Pilot. His role is to oversee and authorise all Company unmanned aerial operations before they leave the ground. , Having an immense background in Military aviation with the Royal New Zealand Airforce (RNZAF) he is a qualified Aircraft engineer who has worked on many military fixed and rotary wing aircraft and remotely piloted aircraft. His passion,and diverse experience in all things aviation related, place him in a position to ensure the safest and most reliable outcomes are achieved each and every time our unmanned aircraft systems take to the skies.