For almost five years, agricultural drones have been revolutionizing the landscape of farming. Undoubtedly next generation farming, drones have contributed to helping farmers to understand every square inch of their acreage and even cut down on the pesticides they use.
Before the deployment of drones, farmers had little choice but to use heavy, expensive machinery to manage each harvest. Today, this has completely changed. Crop analysis can be achieved by simply piloting a drone and taking aerial photography.
Moreover, diseases, pests’ pesticides can be identified at a much earlier stage with precision farming techniques. Using drones to take aerial photography in Dubai – or aerial photography of any agricultural landscape the world over – allows farmers to collect valuable data and images, allowing them to optimize each harvest.
Agricultural Drones of Today
As you’d likely expect, agricultural drones have become increasingly sophisticated over the last few years. The innovative technology combined with a cost-effective solution has seen farmers employ drones to great effect.
From real-time monitoring to automated planting and crop management, it’s clear that drones will play a pivotal role in the future of farming, and not just in Dubai. In fact, Japan has been using drones to for rice growing for years and the USA and with the UK are both beginning to see the mainstream adoption of drone technology within the farming sector.
The surge in using drones for agricultural purposes has prompted many farmers to consider which is the best farming drone. So, if you’re considering investing in the future of farming but are unsure which drone is best suited for your application, then you’re in luck. Leading drone company, DJI has recently launched two new drones specific for agricultural application.
The DJI Agras T16
If you’re looking for a drone that offers superior practical application with features that go a step further than shooting aerial photography in Dubai and can disperse pesticides proficiently to crops over an expansive square footage them the DJI Agras T16 is just the drone for you.
Featuring outstanding flight performance and supported by the T16 spray can take which can carry up to 16 litres per flight and has disperse vector of 6.5 metres. With such exceptional functionality, it’s not hard to see why the T16 is being lauded as one of the best farming drones on the market today.
Anything else? Yes. The T16’s superior functionality is further bolstered when you factor into account its spraying system. With four delivery pumps and eight individual sprinklers, and a maximum spray rate of 4.8 litres/minute, this drone offers nearly peerless functionality and is capable of spraying 10 hectares of arable land per hour. Perhaps more notably, the spraying system features a progressive, new flow metre which delivers higher precision and stability than conventional flow metres.
For almost five years, agricultural drones have been revolutionizing the landscape of farming. Undoubtedly next-generation farming, drones have contributed to helping farmers to understand every square inch of their acreage and even cut down on the pesticides they use.
Before drones became integral to progressive farming, farmers had little choice but to use heavy, expensive machinery to manage each harvest. Today, this has completely changed. Crop analysis can be achieved by simply piloting a drone and taking aerial photography.
Moreover, diseases, pests’ pesticides can be identified at an earlier stage with precision farming techniques. Using drones to take aerial photography in Dubai – or aerial photography of any agricultural landscape the world over – allows farmers to collect valuable data and images, allowing them to optimize each harvest.
The spray tank and the battery can be easily exchanged, allowing for increased proficiency and power. What’s more – and something that will no doubt pique the attention of any Dubai drone company and farmers – the drone’s updated radar navigation system can identify whether it’s day or night outside without being affected by light or dust.
Last but by no means least, the drone features different modes for different landscapes. From flat landscape to undulating greenery and even mountains and orchards, drone pilots can adjust the settings to achieve optimal flight regardless of the territory below. This allows for farming drone pilots to enjoy seamless navigation regardless at the touch of a button.
The DJI P4 Multispectral Drone
Just a quick look at the specifications of the DJI P4 Multispectral drone and it’s not hard to see that it has been designed with agricultural application in mind. Any Dubai drone company, or drone company located anywhere around the globe, with a focus on helping farmers to optimise their processes must consider this purpose-built farming drone.
Amongst the many specifications tailored for farming, the DJI P4 Multispectral allows you to access information collected by both an RGB camera and a multispectral camera setup. The integration of this multispectral camera setup is as proficient as it is requisite for gleaning valuable data, essential to superior farming.
The unique five-camera setup includes blue, green, red, red edge and near-infrared bands, all of which operate at 2MP with a global shutter on a 3-axis stabilized gimbal. Not only that, the DJI P4 Multispectral drone features an integrated spectral sunlight sensor on the top of the drone which captures solar irradiance, maximizing the accuracy and consistency of data collection at different times of the day.
Moreover, users can also enhance the accuracy of RTK positioning without an Internet connection by connecting the P4 Multispectral to the D-RTK 2 High Precision GNSS Mobile Station and NTRIP (the network transfer of RCM online. Observation data, essential to any successful implementation of aerial photography in Dubai, can be stored and used for Post Processing Kinematics (PPK).
DJI Drones for Agriculture in UAE and Worldwide
In unveiling two new drones specifically designed for agricultural deployment, DJI has laid down the gauntlet to drone manufacturers whilst recognizing that progressive farming will require drones of superior capabilities as we move in the 2020s.
Much will be written about in the coming decade as our acceptance of drone technology not just in agriculture, but a wealth of other sectors begins to unfold. However, what’s apparent is that drones will play a significant role in helping to achieve optimal processes in a wealth of fields.
The only point left to make traverses every sector and is, if you don’t move with the times, you risk being left behind, watching as your competitors reach for the skies. Sky Vision is a drone filming company in Dubai, UAE, which always strives to keep up with the latest and greatest aerial photography technology.