Industrial drone market escalated the profits in agriculture industry within a minimum amount of time from the introduction. Nowadays drones are a part of every stage of the plantation.
At the early stage of planting a new plant or a seed, the soil should be analysed to ascertain it’s compatibility with the plant or seed. 3D mapping done by the drones can be used for these kinds of analysis.
In the next stages of the plantation, drones are used to plan the planting patterns over the land, spraying chemicals to control pests and bacteria, spraying fertilisers to the plants, monitoring the plants, calculation of the vegetation index and the heat signature of plants using a thermal camera. Multispectral imaging camera in the drone can be utilised to identify climatology in the cultivation to manage irrigation activities.
In the stage of the treatment of possible pests, the fumigation with drones considerably facilitates this necessary work. In addition to carrying out the task more efficiently, the risks of operator intoxication are drastically reduced; this is possible because of the possibility of offering the fumigation service from a long distance.