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Editorial Feature


Are Drones the Farm Aids of the Future?

Words By: Drone Major

The days of small, recreational drones are long behind us, with commercial applications of drone technology expanding at an exciting, and often unforeseen, pace. It seems that every day there is a new prototype, a new business or a new application for drone and counter-drone technology, further sparking public interest in the true capabilities of this revolutionary technology.

A recent, and very applicable, development comes in the form of crop monitoring. In previous years, monitoring large crops fields required large-scale piloted aircraft and bulky sensors; however, the so-called “Fourth Industrial Revolution” has introduced technologies that promise to make personal and professional tasks far more accessible. Drones are an important component of this revolution, as their applications in farming are producing substantial benefits for both farmers and the wider population.

UAV’s equipped with advanced imaging sensors are now able to scan expansive fields and give detailed reports on the current status of crops – without the need for pilots and time-intensive invasive technology. It has been reported that using drone technology rather than traditional aircraft systems could lead to a 40-60% increase in efficiency. The time saved means more efficient decision making and potentially a more prosperous yield – a financial benefit to farmers and a commercial benefit to consumers.

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The capabilities of drones also extend beyond crop monitoring, with many advanced systems now able to create three-dimensional maps of terrain to allow farmers to meticulously plan their planting strategy, check for efficient watering and drainage, and a host of other tasks that can save them a huge amount of time and money.

According to DJI, the world’s biggest commercial drone provider, over 30% of farmers are already embracing drone technology… so, what is your business waiting for?

To learn more about integrating drone technology and solutions into your business, chat with an expert consultant from Drone Major Group.

 


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