If precision technology drove the farming revolution of recent years, monitoring crops from the sky using drones will drive the next, as agronomists, agricultural engineers and farmers turn to UAVs (or UAS) to gain better crop insights and more accurately plan and manage their operations.

Precision Agriculture

Until now farmers have spend hours visualising data from the ground level on quad bikes or from tractors giving them fairly limited information about the condition of the crop as a whole.

With our agriculture drones (UAV’s) it is now easy to view any given land area and turn it into actual data in a few hours. Precision agriculture is now affordable using drone (UAV) technology.

Drone Photography Services’ commercial quadcopter drones can fly an average of 60-80 acres in around 20 minutes without the need to land. We carry spare pre-charged batteries on each job. It only takes a few minutes to change the battery and get back in air. So we are able to fly all day with very little disruption.

What makes our drones specific for agriculture is the ability of the modified drone camera to produce real NDVI agriculture imagery. NDVI is a vegetation index that is used to detect plant stress, ground moisture, irrigation issues, weeds, crop disease and compare vegetation conditions in various areas of a crop.

When our commercial drones in agriculture are used regularly they provided a consistent track record of conditions and growth that help farmers in day to day operations, to make decisions, to catch problems faster, react quicker to improve the yields and get some early warnings of crop diseases.

The long-term benefits of agricultural data generated by drones are now helping farmers gain a more accurate picture of how the crops are reacting to their management strategies.

Drone Photography Services, drone agricultural data is now helping farmers make more effective and informed decisions regarding:

What Can You See with a Drone..?

  • Crop overview and scouting
  • Crop health and yield monitoring
  • Modify chemical treatment, application and timing
  • Field survey before planting
  • Planting or fertiliser prescriptions
  • Land improvements – design of drainage, water courses and buffer strips
  • Note machinery issues and other visual defects
  • Land management – rotation of crops