Uses and Advantages of Drones in Agriculture


With the development of drone technology, agricultural modernization has also ushered in a new situation, and drones can be seen everywhere in the field. When agriculture meets technology, changes are underway quietly. Agricultural drones are mainly used in agriculture, planting, forestry and other industries. In the process of use, its function and effect are not single, and it is generally used for planting, fertilizing, spraying pesticides, etc.


01 Spray Crops

Compared with traditional pesticide spraying methods, plant protection UAVs can realize automatic quantitative, precise control and small-batch spraying of pesticides, and the work efficiency is 8 times that of traditional spraying.

02 Crop Sowing

In recent years, the gradual development of agricultural drone operations has fully demonstrated its advantages in fertilization and seeding. Compared with traditional agricultural machinery, UAV sowing and fertilization has the characteristics of high precision and high efficiency, which enables farmers to avoid heavy plant protection operations, is conducive to large-scale production, convenient transportation, and is not restricted by terrain conditions. It is welcomed by farmers .

03 Farmland Irrigation

In the process of crop growth, farmers must understand, master and adjust the soil moisture that is most suitable for crop growth anytime and anywhere. Use the plant protection drone to fly over the field to observe the different color changes of different humidity, understand the change of different soil water content, and perform reasonable irrigation according to the soil water content.

04 Farmland Information Monitoring

Farmland information monitoring mainly includes pest monitoring, irrigation monitoring and crop growth monitoring, and aerial photography of large-scale farmland and land using remote sensing technology and spatial information technology. From aerial photography and camera data to fully understand the crop growth environment and cycle, from irrigation to soil variation, to pests and bacterial invasion that cannot be detected by the naked eye, point out problem areas, and enable farmers to perform better field operations.

Application Advantages:

01 High Degree Of Automation

The operation of the agricultural plant protection drone is very simple. The growers in the field only need to press the corresponding button through the remote control, and the aircraft will complete the corresponding action. On the other hand, the agricultural plant protection UAV also has the function of "flying in imitation of the ground", which can automatically maintain the height between the fuselage and the crops according to the change of the terrain, and comprehensively improve the efficiency of agricultural production.

02 Improve The Safety Of Agricultural Production

After a wide range of pests and diseases occurs, the plant protection drone works better, and during the operation of the drone, the spraying of the medicine is extremely uniform, and the control effect is good. Compared with the traditional plant protection technology, the use of agricultural plant protection drones can protect pesticide application People's physical safety and health can prevent agricultural workers from being harmed by drugs during the spraying process, and prevent pesticide poisoning by pesticide applicators. Agricultural plant protection drones can spray pesticides at fixed points in the air. Agricultural plant protection drone rotors The strong airflow generated can directly press the medicinal liquid to various growth areas of crops, improve the efficiency of pesticide use, ensure the safe range and area of pesticide spraying, protect the ecological environment of farmland, and have high safety and reliability.

03 Save Water

When used on the field, the water consumption of drone spraying medicine is about 1/40 of that of traditional sprayers. Traditional sprayers spray medicine with 2-3 barrels of water per mu of land, about 40 liters. Take a 10-liter six-rotor drone as an example, add 10 for each sortie A liter of water can spray 8-10 mu of land, and more than 1 liter of water per mu of land is enough. When used on fruit trees, the water consumption of drone spraying is about 1/60 of that of traditional spraying. In fruit tree areas such as apples and citrus, traditional large barrel sprayers use about 200-300 liters of water per mu (400-600 catties of water), while The water consumption of the special drone for fruit trees is about 4-5 liters per mu. The application of drone flight defense technology has greatly saved the amount of agricultural water used.

04 Save Medicine

At present, in the actual field test of pesticides, the experimental data show that under the premise of ensuring the control effect in most scenarios (prevention of insect pests, leaf diseases, etc.), the use of pesticides can be saved by about 30%.

05 Labor Saving

Under the traditional spraying mode in Daejeon, it is not bad for ordinary people to spray about 20 barrels of water and 10 mu of land in one day. For UAV flight defense, it only takes 10 minutes to spray 8-10 mu of land with 10 liters of water. In addition to the average time of ground handling, dispensing and transition, a crew of 3 people can spray more than 200 mu of land in a day. Calculated to be more than 70 mu/person/day. With the help of drones, the efficiency of field spraying operations has increased by nearly 7-8 times.

06 Save Money

The rented plant protection UAV is calculated at 8 yuan/mu for the field, and 10 mu per day for the traditional spraying. The common people spend 80 yuan for the spraying cost per day and save the labor for 1 person and 1 day. If the saved labor can be used If you engage in other part-time jobs and earn more than 80 yuan/day/person, ordinary people will save money. At the same time, if the prevention and control can save another 30% of pesticide usage in the scenario of saving pesticides, the cost of using drones to spray pesticides will be saved even if ordinary people do not go out to work. However, many times when we are doing aerial defense operations, the people we meet have very simple and straightforward ideas: in the past, we sprayed medicine by ourselves and did not need to pay extra fees. Now we need to pay for spraying medicine with drones, which is not cost-effective. , and even a waste of money. Therefore, whether to save money depends on what angle the common people look at this issue.