The world of agriculture is changing fast, and so are its demands. When mechanized farming was introduced, it totally revolutionized the world. Those who got in early lived like lords. The days of always needing humans and beast for every tedious task was gone. Machines could do that now.

Crop Planting

Everyone knows planting crops by hand is back-breaking, even on small farms. And that’s why larger farms have depended on mechanized farming to meet their demands all along. There are just two problems, though? It is still back-breaking and it costs a lot of money.

But times have changed. The demands have increased and machines can’t keep up any longer. In the age of data, mechanized farming now seem so archaic. It’s now the age of drone technology and there are a good reasons for this.

With the need for more cost-effective food supply and quick detection of anomalies on the farm, drone technologies have found its place in the new approach to agriculture, and those taking advantage of this technology now enjoy its myriads of benefits.

In this article, we will be looking at four of the reasons drone technology is such a hot topic right now.

But with drone technology, whether you are planting straight into the soil or injecting the seeds in a pod, crop planting is now a piece of cake. You can now cover more grounds faster and at just a fraction of the cost. Drone crop planting is the new hack to the old hack.

Crop Spraying
But it goes further than that. Drone technology also helps during the crop spraying seasons. As we all know, crop spraying isn’t only just traditionally tedious. It is also very harmful to the humans exposed to the chemicals. Don’t mention that the spraying isn’t always evenly or accurately applied.

With drones, you don’t have to endanger your health or that of any of your workers. Because drone technology employs topographical scanning, it can effectively spread the fluids as needed across your farm. That is not only much faster, but also more accurate.

Crop Irrigation
Your crop needs water, but how much? Farmers have to go through a lot making sure their crops get as much water as they need. The problem is that this method isn’t very reliable. Crops that don’t get enough water die.

Luckily, the powerful drone technology comes sensors programmed to measure the heat signature of your crops. With the data, they analyze crops see if they need water and how much water they need, and deliver to precision. With this alone, you will be greatly cutting down on your loss and increasing your yield.

Crop Assessment
Studying your crops is a continual process from the planting stage to the harvesting stage. And this isn’t easy. In harsh weathers and on larger farms, it even gets harder keeping track of your crop health and assessing their needs as soon as they arise.

But with drone technology, you can regularly observe your crops and pick up on any health problem before it gets bad. From thermal sensors to infrared lights, you can detect anomalies early. A quick detection and treatment of a bacterial or fungal infection can literally save your whole farm.

Needless to say, drone technology is revolutionizing agriculture, one farm at a time. For farmers who already use it, it is a no-brainer and a well-kept secret. But the secret is out now. The question now is, when would you like to reduce the pain of farming and increase the gain?

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