There is a variety of ways in which drones help farmers today. New usage models are created daily as we get more and more experienced using this technology. There is a lot to look forward to as we progress toward a potentially fully automated agricultural cycle.
It is also worth noting that drone usage is also helping shape agriculture. Without drones, many vertical farming projects and technologies would've been impossible. But before we go into the applications, here are three more things to remember.
- Your drone is only as good as its payload/attachment. If you plan to use the same drone with various attachments, make sure it has a gimbal, enabling you to change the payload.
- Software is as essential as the attachment. You want a reliable and easy-to-use fleet management tool to automate tasks and a comfortable data analysis platform.
- Match your mission plans with the drone’s characteristics. Battery capacity, flight time and take-off weight all play a significant role.