This strong demand forces of the Agriculture sector to innovate and find new ways to overcome obstacles to increasing productivity. Drones are one of the solutions that are already available, which can increase the productivity of farmers.
By the end of 2050, the world’s population is expected to reach 9 billion. Of course, food consumption will increase accordingly. Experts predict that the demand for agricultural products will increase by nearly 70%.
During the forecast period, field mapping constitutes a large part of the agricultural drone market for precision agriculture. Field mapping helps to monitor plant health in different soil types and management areas to show plant health and yield potential.
Advantages of Farm Mapping Software
Planting & Irrigation in AgroTech
By determining field conditions, farmers can take smart actions to save irrigation costs or improve nitrogen management. Gifts can provide accurate 3D volume data, identify hills and drainage points, and save the number of personnel required. You can plan to plant patterns and distribute harvests based on landscape characteristics.
Professional drones have a thorough understanding of plant growth, enabling agricultural professionals to immediately spot problems and better focus on field research. The data collected over several years can improve the planning and monitoring of your workplace, such as war es and faecal disposal. application. Monitoring provides flexibility, allowing farmers to adjust their seasonal or even one-month strategy. By monitoring the harvest, farmers can also reduce field maintenance costs and focus only on the most important areas, thus saving resources.
All these mapping techniques are used as the basis for a comprehensive farm management concept called “precision agriculture”. Intensive farming has gained considerable popularity in the industry and is considered to be one of the most promising trends. The concept is based on observing, measuring and responding to changes in field and field harvests.
Technically, drones can collect various data by simply capturing images of specific farm animals, fields and plants. This is a rough list of the information you can get from the picture:
- Plant count, height.
- Plant stress monitoring.
- Leaf area indexing.
- The presence of disease, nutrients, weeds.
- Relative biomass estimation.
- Yield monitoring.
- Animals movement.
- Tree classification.
- Drought assessment.
- 3D field surveying (elevations, holes, suitable water drainage points).
Further useful UAV applications in AgroTech:
- UAV / Drone-based remote sensing for mapping & surveying.
- UAV / Drone-based industrial inspection, maintenance & repair of oil & gas platforms, assets, utilities, infrastructure & energy parks.
- UAV / Drone-based precision agriculture for crop, soil, and irrigation monitoring.
- UAV / Drone-based structural analysis in assessment, archaeology & heritage monument inspection.
- UAV / Drone-based documentation with aerial imaging.
- UAVs / Drones as the first to respond in case of accident, fire, or crisis.
- UAV / Drone-based flight dynamics & control theory research.
- UAV / Drone-based flight automation & reproduction.
- UAV / Drone-based computer vision & SLAM research.
- UAV / Drone-based swarming intelligence & networking.