Agriculture Drones

Agricultural drones are a key driver to helping farmers increase crop production, monitor and inspect crop growth, build a richer picture of their fields, improve farm efficiency, and maximise outputs. 

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Drones in Agriculture

Drones are fast becoming a key element of agricultural workflows, assisting farmers with vital data collection, protecting crops and increasing yields.

Among the many benefits, drone data can be used to extract soil characteristics, including temperatures, moisture, and elevation, which helps more accurate soil sampling.

Drones and their sophisticated sensors can help farmers plan and troubleshoot irrigation systems, helping with water flow management and usage; monitor plant emergence and population to drive replanting decisions and improve crop models; and decide harvest plans by helping farmers anticipate a harvest's quality and final yield.

On-demand and high-resolution drone data is also perfect for capturing and accurately reporting events that lead to economic loss, like crop injury and reduced health.

Drones cover areas more quickly, helping to increase efficiency when it comes to spraying.

Usually, for agriculture, the terrain is scanned by using satellites with multispectral and thermal cameras. For precision agriculture, due to the required high spatial resolution, drones are more suitable platforms than satellites for scanning. They offer much greater flexibility in mission planning than satellites, are cheaper and quicker to deploy, and are not impacted by cloud cover.

In a nutshell, drones for agriculture provide vital data which help farmers and growers monitor, plan and manage their farm more effectively, saving time and money in the process.

Agricultural Drone Use

Drones are becoming a vital tool for farmers in the UK.

UAVs can assist farmers in optimising the output of their crops and identifying potential threats which can harm the crop’s health.

This information allows you to act before it’s too late and maximise your crop yield.

Old methods of data collection were expensive and time consuming. Drones have made the process much more efficient.

Heliguy have a wealth of experience supplying and supporting clients in the agriculture industry.

From custom drone builds and advanced sensor integrations, to specific training programmes and DJI trained technicians.

Drone Applications in Agriculture

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Agricultural Inspection with Drones

Aerial plant and environmental data can be used as a tool to evaluate a wealth of potential issues with farms.

From plant health to pest and insect control to soil classifications, essential data can be captured using drones, allowing a comprehensive, tailored plan to be put in place for any crop type.

Suggested Equipment:

  • Matrice 200 Series Drone
  • NDVI Sensor
  • Pix4D Subscription


Managing Irrigation with Drones

Giving plants the right amount of water will help achieve the highest output.

Too much or too little water will negatively impact crop development, affecting your overall yield.

Aerial irrigation management will provide accurate results in a shorter timescale.

Suggested Equipment:

  • Matrice 200 Series Drone
  • Zenmuse XT2 Thermal Camera


Drones for Crop Consulting

Aerial crop consulting makes it possible to plan an autonomous drone flights that can be used to assess the health of crops in a matter of minutes.

Fly the course of your field and capture video and images for assessment and investigate visible anomalies.

This quick and simple method can save time and help coordinate your operation.

Suggested Equipment:

  • Phantom 4 Pro V2.0 Drone
  • Matrice 210 Drone
  • Zenmuse XT2 Thermal Camera


Crop Spraying with Drones

Although chemical crop spraying is not possible in the UK, this area is developing around the world and will likely soon be possible.

Heliguy have worked with clients who are working hard with the relevant regulatory bodies to make this a reality.

Aerial crop spraying is significantly faster than manual ground spraying an allows specific targeting of areas.

Suggested Equipment:

  • AGRAS MG-1S Drone