Are you a farmer and need a drone for your plantations?
What is the importance and added value of drones in the application in the field of agriculture?
What is precision agriculture?
Precision agriculture is the management of crops by observing, measuring and acting against the variability of the factors that affect them. To do this, technologies such as drones are used to collect this information. Once harvested, it is used to make more accurate decisions and optimize crop yields.
What benefits do I have if I use drones in agriculture?
The use of drones in agriculture will help you improve the yield of your crops in the following aspects:
- Detect pests and weeds. A pest in your crop can cause you to lose part or all of your harvest, with the great economic loss that this entails. Thanks to drones you can early detect the areas of your crop that have been infested and prevent it from spreading to the rest of the crop. Which brings us to the next benefit.
- Spray faster and more accurately. Drones allow you to know more quickly and precisely the areas of your crop that you need to spray. This will make you more effective and save cost.
- Know the state of plants and soil. By making a map that shows the reflectance that plants reflect, thanks to drones you can know if a plant is healthy and performs photosynthesis correctly. In addition, it provides you with data on soil fertility and if there are nutrient deficiencies. In this way, you reduce costs and increase productivity, since you do not spend as much time as with traditional visual inspection methods.
- Carry out the inventory of farmland. If your crop is large, counting the plants it has implies investing a lot of time. With drones you can count the plants and determine their population quickly. This translates into considerable savings in time and money. In addition, you will also be able to know the space problems that your crop has.