Horticulture is a growing industry for drones due to the many environmental advancements the technology provides.
Industrial drones are being been used to monitor crop area, to estimate yield, crop water and nutritional status. They are helping growers stay ahead of problems before they become too big. The adoption and use of crop sensors on drones significantly improves the efficiency of resources such as fertiliser and water.
The systems and cameras attached to drones give growers the opportunity to scan crops from above. Being able to obtain high quality images and high-resolution spectral data helps maximise potential yield.
We’re also finding fruit farmers are using their drone to create marketing tools such as video for promotion of the orchard or sale of the produce.