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FARM FOCUS: How AG Drones Boost Agricultural Production

Brief Introduction of Agriculture Drones

Drones have become popular for several years, and different kinds of drones for various industries have been like mushrooms after rain. As one of the unmanned aerial vehicles, agriculture drone has been created and developed to facilitate the farm operations, boost the crop production, and gather the data of crop growth. With the help of the agriculture drones, farmers can have a relatively thorough view of the whole crop land, which make it easy for farmers to master the information from the Ag drones. And with the data, to take related measures and make the problems and hidden risks in a controllable condition will surely be easier and more clear.

Agricultural drones can provide an aerial perspective to farmers. This is a bird's-eye view that can make many problems clear at a glance, such as irrigation problems, soil changes, and pests and fungal infestations. Through agricultural drones, people can obtain multispectral images showing near-infrared view and visible spectrum view. From this combination, farmers can see the difference between healthy and unhealthy crops. Usually, the difference between these crops is not always clearly visible through the naked eye. Therefore, the information and data obtained by these agricultural drones can help evaluate the growth and yield of crops.

In addition, farmers can use agricultural drones to conduct regular surveys of crops according to their needs and preferences like every week, every day, or even every hour. The graph can show the change of the crop over time, thus showing possible problems. After identifying these problems, farmers can try corresponding methods to improve crop management and yield.

Application of Different Kinds of Agriculture Drones

If you are not very clear about the various agriculture drones, you can now take a look at the information given by TitanFlying, which may relieve your doubts.

Monitoring by Multispectral Camera Drone

Multispectral camera drones have multispectral imaging camera sensors, allowing farmers to more effectively monitor the growth of crops and manage their soil, irrigation, and health. Multispectral camera remote sensing imaging technology uses green, red, red edges and near infrared bands to capture visible and invisible images of crops.

Multispectral images combine professional agricultural software and equipment to output information as meaningful data, which cannot be obtained quickly and accurately by human power.

Through this land remote measurement method, farmers can more effectively monitor, plan and manage farm soil and crop data, thereby saving manpower and financial resources, and can reduce the use of pesticides, because problems will be discovered when they first appear.

T1-10L Naza Multispectral Camera Agriculture Drone is able to investigate the storm damage, monitor crop growth, and keep the health of the crops and livelihoods.

Spraying by Agriculture Spraying Drones

As early as more than ten years ago, drone spraying has been used in agriculture in many Southeast Asian countries, such as China, Japan and South Korea. Especially in Japan, its use of this type of spraying can be traced back to the 90s. Currently, we find that these countries are increasingly using agricultural drones. Mainly in rice production, because the rice field is a paddy field and the water flows over the ground, motor vehicles cannot enter the field, so drones are very suitable. Therefore, agriculture drone spraying is considered to be the most effective and safest method for processing crops grown on steep hillsides or in paddy fields.

Agricultural drone spraying can be carried out automatically, which is its uniqueness. Agricultural drone sprayers are equipped with almost all parts of other sprayers, including a water tank, a pump that pushes liquid through a hose to a nozzle, a filter and a pressure gauge.

Here are 3 types of quality AG drones for spraying
Agricultural spraying drone T1-10L Nova T1 series of agricultural spraying drones can perform well in spraying, since it is equipped with advanced flight controller, efficient and mature system, portable and foldable body, and easy-mastered professional remote control.

The T1-10L Black Hawk UAV is specially designed for agricultural spraying. With its high efficiency spraying system and advanced devices, it is very popular among farmers and in many countries.

T1-16L UAV Farming AG Drone spraying system
equips a 10L capacity of a wave-proof tank, an efficient water pump, four nozzles. The wind-resistant nozzle can decrease pesticides float in the air and economize spraying operations.
Besides,T1-24L Precision Agriculture Drones spraying systemequipped with a 24L capacity of wave-proof tank, advanced spraying system, and a high efficiency system is also a good choice.

Precision Agriculture Drone

Agricultural drones have changed the face of agriculture and plantation to a large extent in the last 4 to 6 years. The way many farmers and other entities conduct business has also changed significantly. This unmanned aircraft can detect the destructive power of bad weather, monitor the growth of crops and help the health of crops and herds. Agricultural drones are often used to spray fertilizers and pesticides.

Agricultural drones are used for agricultural measurement, which is an important part of precision agriculture to observe and respond to the variation in crops.

When you implement agricultural drone operations, you can save a lot of other costs and improve operational efficiency to ensure that the farm's output is maximized.
For best results, use agricultural drones to geotagged images of the field and receive real-time feedback and logs. At the same time, use these crop yields and other data to make positive changes to ensure the health of the farm.
We hope to share the relevant knowledge of agricultural drones with farmer readers, and hope that a better harvest will fall on the shoulders of every hard-working farmer in the world.

Mapping by AG Drones

Natural disasters such as floods, droughts, fires, pests or diseases often destroy agricultural profits. At this time, a drone flight can quickly and accurately assess insurance adjustment procedures and compensation.

It is difficult to assess and adjust crop losses using traditional methods, or the results obtained are not accurate. The usual approach is to manually measure damage to specific crops after an insurable event (such as a storm). First, the insurance loss adjuster must first determine all the damaged areas in the scene. Then, to measure the area, use traditional tools to estimate the affected area. Finally, the damage to the area is evaluated to calculate the economic loss.

In fact, unless the area is small, it is basically impossible to see all damaged areas. In order to assess the degree of damage as accurately as possible, the surveyor must walk and measure the site as time permits. Obtaining manual measurements is a daunting challenge. In many cases, it is necessary to walk through tall cornfields on a very hot day, or through huge muddy fields in hip water.

However, these efforts often result in guesswork or inaccurate reports. And then there are over or underpayments, valuation differences, shelving and other complicated issues.

Benefits of AG Drones

UAVs in the agricultural industry have their very suitable specialized and precise uses, so they are becoming more and more popular and needed. Equipped with near-infrared sensors, these drones can quickly and easily collect data about plant health and land management. With these data, it is easier for farmers to detect and manage water, fertilizers and pesticides, and time and cost are also saved. Agricultural drones can even assist crop spraying and risk monitoring. Benefits can be easily seen by improving efficiency and productivity, thereby increasing yield. The surveying and mapping capabilities of some agricultural drones with specialized software and equipment can also help farmers in long-term crop planning and management.

Multispectral cameras can be said to be farmers’ best friends. Let's take a look: these sensors can detect up to five discrete spectral bands (near infrared, red edge, red, green, blue) reflected from vegetation. The difference between healthy vegetation and unhealthy vegetation: healthy preparation reflects more specific light. These data and generated maps can help farmers identify nutritional deficiencies in crops, especially those diseases that are invisible to the naked eye, and can be detected before they occur. Farmers can use the data collected by agricultural drones in other ways such as phenotyping, water stress analysis, disease identification, fertilizer control, crop health maps, and other surveys. With the information provided by these drones, farmers can make informed decisions regarding the levels and types of fertilizers and pesticides. Formally because of this, this application method called precision agriculture can increase yield, reduce investment, save resources, reduce the impact of bad environmental conditions, and improve sustainable development.

With thermal imaging technology, it is easy to find irrigation problems such as water harvesting or dry areas. Farmers can get information in time to correct problems before they affect crop yields. The graphs generated by the data collected by drones are also important for land planning and management, because it allows farmers to make long-term plans based on the ground. Plant health and crop management are not the only uses of agricultural drones. Agricultural drones also play an important role in risk, livestock monitoring and management. Image functions including zoom functions can be used to spot injured animals, and farmers can find animals in need of help faster. UAVs can even be used to assist grazing: they can directly guide animals or alert people who are not grazing.

The Prospect of AG Drones

Agricultural applications will no longer require people to be on duty, and the agricultural application industry will undergo profound changes. Early adopters will simply convert traditional agricultural dust collectors into agricultural drones, and benefit from more precise spray patterns and longer service life. In fact, there are more traditional tools that can be replaced by agricultural drones. . True innovators may design drones suitable for more agricultural application scenarios in the future, so that they can be operated remotely from anywhere.

As drone technology matures, overspraying in agriculture will become a thing of the past. Agricultural drone spraying can be precisely controlled, and the cost of pesticides can be saved accordingly, and it will be more convenient, thus saving time and energy; spraying the same area of crops requires less cost. Drones can transport agricultural chemicals within a range of one to two feet above the crops at a precisely set speed without strenuous takeoff and preparation work, and no runway, so that farmers can use drones for planting single plant.
In the past, farmers could use large sprayer vehicles to do this (of course only limited to dry land), but when drones deal with plant diseases, they are many times faster and cheaper. At the same time, there is no need to compact the soil, and the drone will not touch the contaminated soil.

One day, agricultural sensor drones and agricultural sprinkler drones will directly meet in the air, talk, and after docking, they will jointly solve and deal with the detected problems. Perhaps one day, there will be a formation of agricultural spraying drones that will fly over an area to spray various kinds of medicines. The scene is very spectacular. In addition, there may be professional insecticide drones waiting in different places in an area, ready to attack pests to protect crops.

With more applications of agricultural drones, software programs for analyzing and correcting crop yields are correspondingly more accurate in the agricultural market. The agricultural drone flies over the crop area, accurately discovers the problems and hidden dangers that occur, and provides data to enable farmers to take necessary measures to solve the problems and prevent them before they happen. In this way, farmers can save time to focus on the overall situation of production instead of spending a lot of time investigating the health of their crops as in the past. The application in animal husbandry is also a valuable development field for agriculture drones, and more applications will be tried and improved in the future.
TitanFlying Technology will always provide advanced and quality AG drones for farmers all over the world to create more value.
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