Agriculture has embraced the growing drone technology trends in the recent years. Farmers and land developers now see drones as an upgrade to traditional methods. Flying a drone can be a lot more efficient and accurate compared to doing the tasks by foot. A flying drone equipped with a camera (and other accessories) can provide land data in a flash. This can give the owners an idea of what problems they may face, and to plan ahead accordingly.
Corteva Agriscience Fleet
So what could be better than a drone doing field work for you? Well, the answer comes in the form of a drone fleet. Indeed, covering an area with a single drone pales in comparison to an area covered with hundreds.
The company Corteva Agriscience has a bold plan in mind. Have 400 DJI drones cover an area, creating data and footage for massive landscapes in the fraction of the time. This can hopefully shed some light to farmers and crop owners when it comes to their fields.
Of course, for smaller areas 400 drones may sound like an overkill. For smaller farm owners out there, one or two drones to do their surveying are enough. For larger plots of land however, a fleet may just be the answer to the biggest issue: time. Time when it comes to plants is very essential, and longer delays can ruin entire harvests.
Benefits of Drone Use
A bird’s eye view can point out areas that may be suffering from dry soil, a lack of water supply, or even an abundance of problems. This can, in turn, give farmers options in order to save the area and to increase growth. They can even use the data to help them plan out and reshuffle their crop patterns. A well-informed plan for farms can remove obstacles such as poor seed plantation, as well as drought-stricken plants.
This can suit the area better, which can provide a better harvest overall.