Where are drones used in agriculture?
Using drones, accurate crop development can be predicted and inefficiencies in planting in certain areas can be identified, allowing for better management of yields.
Drones create accurate 3D maps for soil analysis, which is useful for planning seed planting patterns. After planting, drone soil analysis provides data for irrigation and nitrogen control.
Drones can scan the ground and spray the right amount of liquid, adjusting the distance from the ground and spraying in real time for uniform coverage. This results in increased efficiency and a reduction in the amount of chemicals penetrating the groundwater.
Drones with hyperspectral, multispectral or thermal sensors can identify which parts of the field are dry or need improvement.
By scanning crops using visible and near-infrared light, devices carried by drones can detect which plants reflect different amounts of green and near-infrared light.
Drone landing systems achieve 75% efficiency and reduce landing costs by up to 85%.