Application of the technology combining agricultural surveying and spray drone for farm

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Recent reports predict that the spray drone market will exceed $1 billion by 2024. This growth is largely driven by the increasing use of drone technology to perform standard agricultural tasks, such as spraying crops with pesticides and fertilizers. The prospect of using drones for aerial mapping of growing areas and other cost-saving, productivity-enhancing tasks is driving agricultural professionals to turn to new technologies.

“I’ve been in the industry for about 20 years now, and it’s incredible how much technology we’ve changed in our farm operations,” said Adam Gittins, general manager of HTS Ag, which is fully adopting drones and looking for new, better technologies. Good ways to adapt the technology to agriculture.

"At HTS Ag, we have been in the field of drones for many years," he explained. "We saw an opportunity early on to do some image stitching and get very high-resolution aerial imagery at a very low cost. We found that we could get high-quality field images when and when we needed them. "

Building on its early success with drones, HTS Ag worked with suppliers to use software to generate high-resolution maps from images captured by drones. These images allow farmers to pinpoint problem areas in the field. HTS Ag also pioneered the use of GPS to enhance the automation of agricultural processes. Last fall, the company announced a partnership with drone maker Hylio to advance the use of drones in crop spraying.