How Drones Are Used For Agriculture

Jun 17, 2020

Often the best vantage point for evaluating what is going on with crops on the ground is from the sky. Plant and soil scientists and farmers fly camera-equipped drones over large areas to see where to adjust irrigation schedules and where to focus fertilizer applications or weed and pest control efforts.

The images give researchers valuable information about field experiments. They allow growers to diagnose many plant and soil problems before they spread and save the money and labor that would have been spent treating an entire field instead of correcting a localized problem.

Plant and soil scientists and farmers fly camera-equipped drones over large areas to see where to adjust irrigation schedules and where to focus fertilizer applications or weed and pest control efforts.