Drone technology has helped the farming industry in various ways during the past few years. For one, they help survey the land area for farmers. With drones, you get a bird’s eye view of a scene and assess for presence of drought or soil problems. Drones help with fieldwork and eliminate manual methods, which can take a lot of time and effort especially with bigger areas. For that reason, a sort of revolution has started with the dawn of better and more affordable drone tech. Now, more farmers are opting to use them in place of older, outdated, and inefficient models.
Farm Spray Drones
Another branch in farming drones can help out on is irrigation and water distribution for crops. Here, a drone equipped with water tanks and sprays can go on rounds with more precision, efficiency, and at a faster pace. This can hopefully create a better farming strategy that will ultimately eliminate excessive use of water on the field.
The previous ways of spraying involved either manually or via a tractor. Both methods have in the past worked and provided decent results. However, now that technology has started reaching out to one of humanity’s oldest professions, efficiency through new equipment is the key.
With drones spraying water over crops, this means it can cover more ground at a faster timeframe. This also means workplace related injuries and exhaustion would never be a factor, as farmers can delegate their work to these drones. This gives them less time baking under the smoldering sun and more time indoors, controlling and monitoring the situation.
Of course, the biggest issue facing this potential solution is money. It is always the root of all investments. And for some farmers, that may be enough to shift the tides in staying with traditional methods. Whether farmers will take the leap and try drone technology or stay with older models is something to watch out for.