There is no secret that drones are taking over in almost every industry now. So they will be delivering food to people on a daily bases.
But what else?
Agriculture. Yes, that’s right! Now companies like this one around the world are building agriculture drones.
Agriculture drones can lower all the costs that are related to crop spraying, vineyard spraying and so on.
It’s even easier to spray with drones your crops in uneven areas like on hills and such.
The agricultural industry seems to have embraced drone technology with open arms, using these advanced tools to transform modern farming.
So here are the main reasons why it is better than anything else:
You see that even when there has been raining and a lot of mud afterward, the drone doesn’t care. It will spray your fields without destroying them.
Because we all know that driving a tractor in mud can destroy your crops.
You could say – helicopter or plane does not destroy the fields too, yes, you are right, but using agriculture drones is much cheaper.
One of the companies that build agriculture drones is Airboard and by the information that is in our knowledge, it costs about $200 000.
So, not more than average size tractor + when buying tractor you have to buy all the necessary trailers and tools. And that will make your purchase even more expensive.
Let’s not forget about the fuel costs that will come with anything else than using a drone!
The only thing that would cost is the electricity bill and spraying chemical cost.
These drones not only spray your fields but also analyze your crops and soil. In the beginning, middle, and end of a crop cycle drones can be used to help obtain useful data surrounding the quality of the existing soil.
By obtaining 3D maps of existing soil, you’ll be able to see if there are any issues surrounding soil quality, nutrient management, or soil dead zones.
One of the biggest questions about drones is – how safe they are?
So here it is.
For example, plane fly and all of a sudden one of the propellers/motors stops working. What happened then?
If you are good enough pilot then there is a possibility to land it safely. But not always that happens + that is an emergency landing so you will probably land on your field.
Also, there can be a big crash and people can die in that crash.
But what happens when one of the propellers from drone stops working?
It still can fly and it also returns itself to the place where it started the flight.
So no problem with that.