Exploring agricultural drones: The future of farming is precision agriculture, mapping, and spraying
Drones can have multiple uses in agriculture, from mapping to spraying. Here is a short list of how can drones help in agriculture. Precision agriculture uses information technology to ensure that the crops and soil receive exactly what they need for optimum health and productivity. Drones are an essential tool in precision agriculture, as they allow farmers to constantly monitor crop and livestock conditions by air.
Mapping: With new drone models, the user only needs to draw around the area he needs to cover as drones come equipped with flight planning software allowing it to follow an automated flight path. The drone automatically takes pictures using onboard sensors and the built-in camera, and uses GPS to determine when to take each shot.
Cropdusting & Spraying: Drones can now carry tanks of fertilizers and pesticides in order to spray crops with far more precision than a tractor. This helps reduce costs and potential pesticide exposure to workers who would have needed to spray those crops manually.