Drones for Precision Agriculture

Precision Agriculture Drones

How precision agriculture drones can help

Operating a small drone over hundreds of hectares of crops, could allow you to receive detailed imaging of your farm instantly from an iPad.

From the images, or a live video, a farmer can see exactly what parts of a field are struggling with plant disease, insects or a lack of water. In a matter of minutes, he can gather as much information as someone could get in several hours walking.

The Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International, a trade group, says agriculture could account for 80% of all commercial drone use as the technology matures and gains acceptance from farmers. Small and affordable aerial drones can gather information about crops that helps farmers apply pesticides and fertilizers precisely where the chemicals are needed. That saves farmers money in chemical costs, and it’s better for the environment.

Advancements in technology for precision agriculture drones

With advancements in technology, 3-D images and thermal readings from aerial observations could be tied with other data to give farmers even more information about growing conditions.

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Heat map of crops to pin-point problem areas

“On foot, it can take hours to “scout” a field, and you can still miss something. You might walk past a problem area, not see it, and three weeks later the corn is dead because disease has spread,” one farmer has said.

Get a pilot with the right equipment wherever you are

At DroneSnap, we have a large collection of drone operators based all over the country. You can request a quote or more information through our platform here. We have a team dedicated to matching you up with the best operator most qualified for the job. Provide us with your contact details and we’ll get right back to!