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I Don’t Mean To Drone On: Drone Use In Agriculture

The wonderful thing about the Sydney Royal Easter Show is the fusion of old and new. You can turn one corner and see a rusted, old-fashioned, horse-drawn farm plough: and turn the other to a virtual reality display. One agricultural innovation on display at the show is the use of Drones in farming.

Aerial reconnaissance drones will serve the agricultural sector well in the future, enabling farmers to monitor fence lines with precision and speed. These drones can also be automated and are capable of: monitoring large herds, managing water supply, and measuring pasture. Additionally, they can provide an early detection capability to weed out irrigation issues, soil and pasture quality problems, and fungal and pest infestations.

This is only the tip of the iceberg, as Drone technology becomes more sophisticated it will begin fulfilling other roles on farms. Israeli company AgriDrone Solutions has developed commercially viable drones with advanced spraying systems capable of effectively dusting crops. This is especially exciting as it will increase the efficiency and sustainability of farming. The Federal government recognised the applicability of Drones in the agricultural sector back in 2019 and committed to a 9.1 million dollar investment in the technology. Drones have a big role to play in the future of agriculture if you’re in the search for one to use on your property I recommend having a look at DroneWatch‘s list of the top 5 best drones for agriculture.

If this has piqued your interest in the applicability of future technology in farming then the Drones in Agriculture display is for you. You can catch this at the Woolworths Food Farm daily between 9 am and 7 pm.

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