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10 Interesting Facts About Drone In Farming

10 Interesting Facts About Drone In Farming.

Drones have improved to be the most useful technology gadget in farming these days and are exciting technologies that can help change how farmers manage their irrigation. It can collect data that can be used to test if crops are having enough of water in the irrigation system. This has caused drone to be one of the important tech gadgets used in farming to make farming activities easier and simple.

This post is to brief you on some of the interesting facts that you need to know about drones as tech products used for effective farming activities to improve and increase in productivity. Below are these interesting facts to know;

Some interesting facts about drones in farms

  1. A flight path to maximize coverage: The software of a drone can best help to plan a flight path to enhance coverage of cropland in farms by flying itself from takeoff to landing centre.
  2. To Survey Crops: You can use drones to survey crop each and every day, weekly or monthly to create a chart that shows improvements or problems in your farm.
  3. Wide Range Of Prices From Below $1,000 To Over $30,000: Drones that could be used by farmers have a wide range of prices from below $1,000 to over $30,000, based on the sensors that could help measure moisture content and plant light reflectivity.
  4. Drone is allowed for to be used in agriculture for years by the nation Canada.
  5. It zooms down to the square: Drone when used in agriculture areas, can help zoom the down to the square inch to even counting of plants which could have been difficult practice to follow in previous days.
  6. Drones are not allowed for commercial use by the FAA but there is a proposal under review to change the law and farmers can currently apply for exemptions.
  7. The proposed changes to FAA regulations would be needing commercial drone operators to get a certification that includes passing an exam.
  8. The FAA proposed regulations would restrict a daytime flying only, require that drone operators maintain visual contact with their aircraft at all times, and limit drone altitude to 500 feet.
  9. Drone data can help show where crops are healthy and where crops are weak so farmers can make adjustments.
  10. Thermal cameras that are found on drones can be used in detecting leaks and determine if crops are getting too much or too little water in farms.

Hope this post helps, do share with others to show the interesting ways drones are used effectively for efficient production in farms.

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