Drones in Agriculture

Drones or Unmanned Aerial Vehicles have been around for over 150 years! Since then, they have largely been used in military operations. Photographers and the entertainment industry discovered the use of drones and adapted it to get better images and film. With technological advances, drones are now becoming easier to use, require less training and have better sensors and cameras.

The use of drones has moved away from military use to other areas of life including agriculture. In agriculture, drones are used for soil analysis both before and after plantation. They are used to plant seeds in the form of nutrient pods thereby reducing the cost of planting. Crops are then monitored for health and are irrigated, fertilized and sprayed accordingly, hence reducing harvest failure.