Accurately spray the exact amount of pesticide or herbicide needed, reducing waste and saving money
Cover large areas quickly and efficiently, reducing the amount of time and labor required for crop spraying.
Reduce the need for farmers to handle hazardous chemicals, reducing the risk of exposure and improving overall safety.
Programmed to follow specific flight paths and spray patterns, allowing for precise and consistent coverage.
Drones can be used to monitor crops for pests and insects, allowing for targeted and precise spraying of pesticides and reducing the need for harmful chemicals.
Drones equipped with cameras and sensors can quickly and accurately assess the health of crops, providing farmers with real-time data on plant growth, development, and potential issues.
survey large areas of land quickly and efficiently, providing farmers with detailed maps and data on crop yields, soil composition, and other factors that impact agricultural productivity.
Sensors and cameras can be used to analyze soil composition, moisture levels, and other factors that impact crop growth and health.
Food Distribution: Food distribution is not evenly spread across the globe. However, there is technically enough food to feed all 7.6 billion people. Though, that won’t be the case once an additional two billion people require sustenance. By some estimates, global food production will need to increase by between 60-100%.
Challenges with Current Agricultural Practices: The Earth’s entire surface area is around 51.01 billion hectares. To put that into perspective, one hectare equals 2.471 acres. Without updating current agricultural practices, doubling the world’s food production would require the clearing of approximately one billion hectares of land… mostly rainforests and savannas. Obviously, clearing more land is not a viable solution. The removal of such an enormous amount of forest would certainly have a significant negative impact on climate change.
Precision Agriculture: The only hope for meeting the world’s future demands for food is precision agriculture. Drones are at the forefront of that movement. Precision agriculture uses technology to accurately measure and study crop production. The data gained in these observations allows for better crop and farm management. As a result, production yields increase without the need to consume more land.