Drone Crop Surveys to Ease Farmers' Lives

Drones are now making waves in Agriculture. According to a report by Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International, ‘agricultural drones’ are expected to capture 80 per cent of the commercial Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) market and has the potential to generate more than 100,000 jobs in the US.

Agricultural drones are UAVs used for precision agriculture, which is a modern method of farming that uses big data, aerial imagery and other means to optimise efficiency. The drone collects the farm’s image and makes a colour-coded map based on its health, which is then assessed by the UAV Company.

Agriculture Insurance Company of India along with Skymet, a weather forecasting company, has conducted a few pilots in parts of Gujarat and Rajasthan to see how drones can be used to survey crops and help map crop diseases along with helping insurance companies settle claims................Read more


Source: The New Indian Express

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