IoT in Agriculture – use of Drones

We have been talking about agriculture and its development, that internet of things can bring to it. Today we will be talking about use of drones specifically in agriculture.

It is predicted that drones market will be up to 2.7 million dollars in the year 2022 and agriculture will be its first professional user.

Drone’s are primarily used for monitoring the entire land. Monitoring includes crops, animals, building and equipment.  Crops will be monitored completely; the cameras and sensors on the Drones are responsible for collecting data. The cameras enable to view the acres of land sitting in just one place. Connected drones can be controlled by the farmer from any place, thus giving the freedom to access the land from any corner of the world. Animals or life stocks can also be managed using drones.  In case if any intruder (it can be another animal too) enters the farm and starts damaging the crops or the animals, the drones that were monitoring the farms will inform the farmer about it.

Drones can carry out precision farming. They can be used for spreading purpose; this might include the spreading of water, fertilizers, seeds or any other chemical. Some of the drones are designed with a carrying capacity; they can farm the land, water it  and also spray fertilizers or pesticides. Once we instruct the drone to for carrying out a particular task it will do it perfectly. Such Drones will save time; this time the farmer can utilize for any other task. The hard work involved in planting and watering the farm is reduced by these Drones.

Drones can analyze everything related to the farm or say agriculture, once they are configured for the same. Now the farmer doesn’t have to actually enter the farm, walk the way through and examine the land or the crop. Drones make this task easier by analyzing the fertility of soil, water stress, crop yield, soil erosion, wild life damage and diagnose if any disease. This analytical data help the farmer to take corrective measures and thus saving the further damage and improving the productivity. Data collected by Drones are also used for research purpose.

Drone asses plant health, allocates water, detects weed, monitor seasons and does the surveillance. It provides recommendations regarding the fertilization activity too.

 Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) Sensors efficiently collect superior quality data, then analyze it to give farmers relevant information like wind speed, air pressure, etc. thus making it easier for the farmer and providing complete assistance to all the tasks needed.

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