Drones in Agriculture

Uses for drones in agriculture:

Drones can be used not just to determine the health of the plants, but also to “see” drainage issues, deer and another animal damage, storm damage, etc. In fact, you can use a drone to show you almost any information you need not just on the field itself, but also on the plants. Drones can acquire data that farmers can use to analyze their crops and fields and make educated decisions on how to proceed.

Drones and agriculture go hand in hand. Each and every season more and more farmers are relying on this technology to yield better results from their crops.

Are farming drones the future of agriculture?

We believe drones will be a huge part in the future of agribusiness, and also believe that the cost of flying a drone far outweighs the costs of “walking the field” (comma here) which is how traditionally farmers have diagnosed potential or existing problems.

Are there any regulations affecting the flight of drones for agriculture?

Flying drones for agriculture are not subjected to any regulations that are different than those from Part 107. There are some guidelines that we must follow, which involve airspace, weather, performance and other things. As long as the 14 CFR Part 107 Regulations are followed, we are ready to fly your inspection!

Are drones good for agriculture?

Very much so! Drones can record data that farmers can use to analyze their crops and make educated decisions on how to remediate any uncovered issues. Using drones for agriculture helps farmers get a good idea of their plant health. By using NDVI techniques, this is a fast, easy and inexpensive process. Vegetable crop health can easily be measured using NDVI (normalized difference vegetation index) lenses and drones.

What kind of drone do you use for agriculture?

Drones are a year-round essential tool for your business and depending on the season or what you are looking for, you may need to use different equipment. We can select between regular RGB lenses, a multi-spectral camera, and also using a NDVI lens. All of this technology helps the farmers solve any budding problem and stop it before it causes irreparable crop and cash damage.

Do we have to be a big enterprise to benefit from drones?

No, farming operations of all sizes and crops use drones to improve their yields. Drones reduce the time and costs associated with crop data collection.

Do we need to wait until spring to start with agriculture drone operations?

Not at all! You know you need to start thinking of the growing season even during the winter months. You can put our drones to work way before the planting season begins. We can scout weeds, look at drainage tiles, and many other things. Farmers are using drones year-round!

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