The increasing role of drones in agriculture

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Changes in agriculture are also taking place over time. In earlier times, more labor was required for agricultural work. And laborers were easily found but with increasing time, the number of laborers in agriculture started decreasing and took the help of technology to meet this deficiency. And today, we are using machine tools and a variety of technologies in almost all fields of agriculture. The drone is playing an important role in these techniques.

What is a drone?

The drone is a driverless aircraft of the modern era, it can be remotely operated by remote or computer. The structure of a normal drone is four-winged. Therefore, it is also known as a quadcopter. Actually, it got its name because of its flying, it flies exactly like a bee and can remain stable in one place. Drones can be classified in many ways. Such as on the basis of its flying height, on the basis of its size, on the basis of its weight lifting capacity, on the basis of its accessibility, etc., but mainly on the basis of its aerodynamics.

Use of drones in agricultural management

There is immense potential for the use of drones in the field of farming.
Crops can be monitored with the help of high-capacity cameras mounted in drones.

Drones can be used for spraying crops more accurately. Spraying of insecticides on crops is a risk. These insecticides are prone to serious diseases. The most difficult comes in high altitude crops like sugarcane, jowar, millet. But drones easily complete this work by taking a very short time easily in all crops.

Water Spray on Crops by Drone
Water Spray on Crops by Drone (Pic: Pinterest)

Different types of sensors in drones can accurately detect diseases, insects and weeds occurring in crops.

Soil and area can be easily analyzed with the help of drones.
It can be used in spraying fertilizer at a variable rate as per the requirement of soil.
It can also be used to monitor animals. Farmers in the UK can monitor animals using this technique.

The nutrient status in the soil and the effect of soil health, moisture in the soil, etc. can also be easily detected.
The utility of drones is important in precision agriculture, it reduces the amount of fertilizers, nutrients, pesticides, etc.

One of the best uses of drones was seen in Maharashtra recently when, for drought relief, drones were handed over by the state government to conduct drought survey. Another such good example is seen in Haryana when crop damage assessment was done with the help of drones.

Animal Monitoring By Drones
Animal Monitoring By Drones (Pic:

Drone required

For all these problems, drone technology has become a boon for the farmers, due to lack of skilled people and laborers doing agricultural work and the burden of finishing the work on time, accuracy and desire to work safely. This technique has made its presence felt in almost all the fields of agriculture in a spectacular manner.

In the present time, it would be wrong to say that this technology has been completely fixed because it still has shortcomings such as its ability to lift weights and price problems for small farmers, etc. temporarily. And we hope that over time all these shortcomings will also be settled.

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