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dji agras crop spraying drones

Smart agriculture is here.

DJI Agras - Faster And Safer Than Manual Methods

Farming drones have revolutionised agriculture - providing key insights to help with crop protection, seeding, irrigation management, and crop-health management.    

The DJI Agras range of agriculture drones has helped pioneer the smart agriculture revolution - making low production and time-consuming farming operations a thing of the past.           

These intelligent aircraft are engineered for crop spraying - covering large areas quickly and precisely.  

With high-capacity tanks, DJI Agras drones can be used for accurate variable rate application of liquid pesticides, fertilisers, and herbicides. When integrated with advanced spreading systems, drones in the Agras series can also spray solid particles.

Key Benefits Of DJI Agras

  • Efficient: Complete with large spray tanks and multiple pumps and sprinklers, the DJI Agras Series is more efficient than manual methods. For instance, the Agras MG-1P can cover up to 500 acres a day, compared to 10 acres using traditional methods.
  • Precise: DJI Agras drones spray more accurately and evenly thanks to their automated features and spraying systems.
  • Swarm: Agras drones can swarm in groups to help cover even larger areas more quickly than before.       
  • Versatile: The Agras range can be deployed for multiple application scenarios, such as grassland reseeding, granular fertiliser spreading, and spreading food for aquatic animals.
  • Ease of Operation: These drones can effortlessly operate over challenging terrain, which is typically hard for large machines, trucks, or on-the-ground workers to cover. 
  • Safe: Deploying Agras crop spraying drones cuts hand-held sprayer operators’ exposure to harmful pesticides.
  • Environmentally Friendly: Agras drones save chemicals and water, which effectively minimises the risk of chemical run-off and ensures the conservation of water resources. They are also non-evasive and non-contact, so there's no interference with already planted crops.

DJI Agras v Manual Methods

Want Efficiency And Accuracy? Then Pick A Drone           

TThis table provides a breakdown of the benefits in real terms of deploying a DJI Agras drone over traditional methods, in terms of efficiency, safety, and control. This example is based on the DJI Agras T16 but provides a snapshot of the overall benefits when deploying any drone in the Agras series.

 

Manual

DJI Agras T16

Efficiency

7-10 acres a day

150 acres per hour

Work Standardisation

Manual planning

Coordinate with the positioning system to carry out path planning and improve work efficiency.

Pesticide Type

Common pesticides

Supports special aviation chemicals, high utilisation rate, can save more than 20% of pesticides.

Control Effect

It is easy to leak or re-spray, and low pesticide penetration.
Due to the low efficiency of work, it is difficult to carry out large-area protection in a short period of time, which is not suitable for unified control.
The pesticide is sprayed uniformly and has good penetration due to the downwards wind stream from the aircraft.
Can carry out large-area operations in a short period of time.

Safety

Workers are very close to pesticides, which is a serious health hazard.

The worker is separated from the pesticide and does not need to access hard-to-reach areas. 

dji agras drones - WHICH ONE IS BEST FOR YOU?     

Swarm up to five Agras drones at once for enhanced efficiency for single pilot operations.

Smart Agriculture With DJI Agras

Since their introduction in 2015, DJI Agras drones have helped change the face of agriculture, especially for crop spraying missions.

Early models such as the Agras MG-1 and Agras MG-1S have been followed by even smarter aircraft, such as the Agras MG-1P and Agras T16, and more recently, the Agras T30 and T10.

DJI Agras drones are deployed around the world, with more than 40,000 active aircraft currently on the market.

Thanks to their large spray-tank capabilities, precise spraying nozzles, enhanced flight redundancies, and a transmission distance covering multiple kilometres, the DJI Agras series offers a comprehensive agricultural management solution.

Operators of the DJI Agras T16 and Agras MG-1P series can also swarm these drones for enhanced efficiency and surface-area coverage. Up to five T16 aircraft can be controlled by a single T16 remote controller simultaneously, while a single MG-1P controller can control up to five MG-1P aircraft at the same time, greatly increasing what a single-pilot can achieve. 

The DJI Agras Range          

DJI Agras are powerful drones for agriculture. But which one in the series is best for your needs? Take a look at the highlights of each model.

DJI Agras MG-1P

  • 10L Spray Tank
  • IP67-rated High-Precision Radar
  • Active Obstacle Sensing and Avoidance
  • 123° FOV Wide Angle FPV Camera
  • Multi-Aircraft Control Mode
  • Advanced propulsion and control algorithms

DJI Agras MG RTK 

  • 10L Spray Tank
  • IP67-rated High-Precision Radar
  • RTK Centimetre Level Positioning
  • Active Obstacle Sensing and Avoidance
  • 123° FOV Wide Angle FPV Camera
  • Multi-Aircraft Control Mode

DJI Agras T10

  • 10L Spray Tank
  • IP67 Rating - Entire Aircraft
  • RTK Centimetre Level Positioning
  • Spherical Radar System
  • Dual Front & Back FPV Cameras
  • AI Engine

DJI Agras T16

  • 16L Spray Tank
  • IP67 Core Module Rating
  • RTK Centimetre Level Positioning
  • DBF Imaging Radar
  • Wide Angle Front Facing FPV Camera
  • AI Engine

DJI Agras T30

  • 30L Spray Tank
  • P67 Rating - Entire Aircraft
  • RTK Centimetre Level Positioning
  • Spherical Radar System  
  • Dual Front & Back FPV Cameras
  • AI Engine

What Are The Differences Between The DJI Agras Drones

Agras T10 v Agras T30 series

As there are a number of Agras drones on the market, which one is best and what are the key differences between them?

The Agras T30 is the most recent Agras drone to be released, so it does have key upgrades, including an enhanced radar system, IP67 waterproofing and dual forwards and backwards FPV cameras.  

The DJI Agras are crop spraying drones. So how do these drones compare in that department? As the table shows, the T30 is a far more efficient solution.

 

T10

T30

Spray Tank

10L

30L

Spray Width

5m

9m

Spray Rate

2.4L/min

8L/min

Efficiency

6.7 hectares 

16 hectares

While the DJI Agras T30 comes out on top with it's larger tank and spray rate, the entire Agras range and will still provide enhanced efficiencies and accuracy over traditional farming methods.   

Harness The DJI Ecosystem

DJI Solutions - Smart Agriculture Made Easy

The DJI Agras drones can be utilised as one part of a smart agriculture solution.

Thanks to DJI's comprehensive agriculture package, the Agras drones can be used in conjunction with the DJI Phantom 4 RTK mapping drone, or the DJI Phantom 4 Multispectral crop monitoring drone. DJI Terra - a drone mapping software package - can also be utilised in this DJI farming ecosystem to produce agricultural maps from the collected drone data and generate targeted flight paths. 

The information below shows how multiple DJI platforms can be brought together to provide an end-to-end precision agriculture package. 

3D Flight Path Planning

Navigating challenging terrain is now easier, thanks to digitised farming methods. 

The DJI Phantom 4 RTK can scan and map target areas to identify all aspects of a field and DJI Terra can process this data to create maps and reconstructions for a range of agricultural insights. This information can then be used to deploy the DJI Agras T16 to specific areas.  

In Orchard mode, DJI Agras drones can identify each tree, generate 3D flight routes based on their shapes, and conduct efficient spraying.

STEP ONE
Data Acquisition - Phantom 4 RTK
Centimetre-level positioning
High-precision data collection
Fast, efficient mapping
STEP TWO
Planning - DJI Terra
Real-time mapping
2D/3D reconstructions
AI-generated flight paths
STEP THREE
Operation - DJI Agras Drones
Spray multiple hectares an hour
Spraying method is precise
Easily cover tough terrain

Crop Protection

The DJI eco-system can be harnessed to provide a comprehensive solution to monitor crop health and generate treatment procedures.

The Phantom 4 Multispectral can scan target areas and generate multispectral charts that provide actionable insights into crop health and help formulate variable spraying and seeding maps.

Users can access DJI Terra shapefiles and apply them to spraying and seeding operations, carried out by Agras drones.

STAGE ONE
Data Acquisition - Phantom 4 Multispectral

Centimetre-level positioning
Data collection through multispectral sensors
47-ha imagery collection in a single flight
STAGE TWO
Field Planning - DJI Terra
Real-Time NDVI Mapping
Agricultural Shapefiles
AI Field Planning
STAGE THREE
Operation - DJI Agras Drones

Spray fertilisers/pesticides quickly and precisely
Cover a large area during each flight
Easily cover tough terrain

DJI AGRAS CASE STUDIES     

A look at how these drones are helping agriculture.

Transforming Vineyard Management

DJI  Agras drones have transformed vineyard management.

The unprecedented topography friendly drones and the automated operation have made vineyard spraying an easy and visible workflow.

Remote Vision is one company deploying DJI Agras drones for vineyard management, flying the MG-1P and T16 in Switzerland.

Tasked with preventing disease, the Agras drones are filled with a range of chemicals to protect the vines from the spread of powdery mildew and other fungal diseases.

The Agras drones can spray 100 litres per hectare and are able to target steep hills which are difficult to access by using a tractor.

"The client has compared drone spraying with earlier tractor spraying. The client is happy with drone spraying for a number of reasons, including no personal contact with pesticides, there is no phytotoxicity, and the DJI Agras is much more efficient over steep terrain." 

Ueli Sager, Remote Vision

Protecting Vital Crops

The DJI MG-1P RTK plant protection drones have become a fast, accurate, and reliable option for weed control.

By implementing them during weeding, farmers can ensure they are covering a larger area in a shorter time.

Zhucheng Denong Trading Co Ltd has been deploying DJI Agras drones since 2016, and has used the MG-1P RTK to  spray Arylex across  400mu  wheat fields .

The drone was flown 1.5 metres off the ground and was able to cover four metres per second, resulting in a fast and incredibly targeted means of spraying.

The company says that this drone provides an efficient and precise method of spraying. Using the drone to spray  Arylex, the positive results were apparent on the seventh day, with no harm to the wheat.

Alternative Use Cases for DJI Agras 

DJI Agras And Disease Control

While the DJI Agras series was engineered for agriculture, these versatile and reliable drones have also proved useful in missions outside of farming. 

DJI Agras And The Coronavirus

Following the coronavirus outbreak, the DJI Agras drones were adapted to spray disinfectant in potentially affected areas throughout China.

Drones were useful in this situation as they could cover ground far quicker than traditional methods, and reduced the risk to workers by not exposing them to the virus and the disinfectant.

The DJI Agras drones were filled with disinfectant and sprayed more than 3 million square metres in Shenzhen. 

As part of the fight against the coronavirus, DJI worked with other areas in China to adopt the spraying method, targeting key areas such as factories, hospitals, and residential areas.

Thanks to DJI Agras drones, spraying efficiency was increased 50 times faster than traditional methods.

DJI Agras Used To Stop Malaria Spread

The Agras MG-1S drone was used as part of a trial to spread an environmentally-safe biological control agent on some of Zanzibar's large-scale irrigated rice paddies, to try to fight malaria.

Spraying is an effective solution to try to combat the deadly disease, but traditional methods have their limitations: Planes and helicopters are too expensive, while hand-spraying is too time-consuming.

Drones, such as the DJI Agras, provide the ideal alternative: They can be filled with solution, are a low cost, reliable, and precise option, and can cover large areas quickly.

Four weeks after the Agras drones were used, the number of mosquitoes in the areas targeted remained close to zero.

Frequently Asked Questions

More information about DJI Agras drones 

What are the advantages of using DJI Agras drones?

DJI Agras drones take smart agriculture to another level. These crop-spraying drones are more efficient and precise than traditional methods. To increase efficiency and coverage, the DJI Agras T16 and DJI Agras MG-1P can be swarmed, allowing a single operator to fly up to five at once. 

DJI Agras are crop spraying drones. But is using drones for crop spraying legal?

This depends on where in the world you are based. In China, for example, it is, and this method is utilised widely for agriculture.

In the USA, drone spraying is now permitted in many states, provided pilots comply with strict Federal Aviation Administration operational rules as well as separate requirements for aerial applications.

In the EU, all member states aerial spray applications, including drones, are completely banned. However, discussions are ongoing to try to change this. 
In the UK, for example, trials are taking place around bracken growth on inaccessible hillsides in upland areas important for sheep production. The aim is to build a portfolio of evidence to highlight the positive uses of crop spraying drones and convince decision-makers to allow drone spraying.      
What's the differences between the Agras T16, Agras MG-1P, and the Agras MG-1P RTK?
The T16 is equipped with a heavier payload, increased spray width, and enhanced efficiency. The T16 is equipped with the RTK+GNSS Dual Redundancy System.

As for the differences between the MG-1P and the MG-1P RTK, the MG-1P RTK brings positioning precision to a centimetre-level and thus delivers better spraying results. Dual-antenna technology brings strong electromagnetic interference resistance and ensures flight safety even when the MG-1P is flying in complex environments, such as near high-voltage power lines.

The DJI Agras T16 and MG-1P drones have FPV cameras. What are the advantages of this?

By providing clear video feeds, FPV cameras not only help users to avoid obstacles in the distance, but also records waypoints and A/B points on the flight to replace the less efficient manual waypoint recording.

What is the difference between the remote controller of the T16, MG-1P, and Phantom 4 RTK? Are they compatible?

Although the T16, MG-1P, and Phantom 4 RTK remote controllers have different software, they have similar hardware. If you own an MG-1P or Phantom 4 RTK controller, you can update the software to make it compatible with the T16.

The T16 battery can be replaced quickly, and it is equipped with higher voltage, a larger capacity, and a longer life-cycle. For reference:
Agras T16 battery: 14S, 17,500 mAh, standard voltage 51.8V, 400 cycles.
Agras MG-1P battery: 12S, 12,000 mAh, standard voltage 44.4V, 200 cycles.
What is the difference between the T16 and MG-1P series chargers? Are they cross-compatible?

The T16 charger has a maximum output power of 2,600W, supports single-channel quick charging mode, and is capable of fully charging one battery in 20 minutes. 

Additionally, the 2600W 4-Channel Intelligent Battery Charger can simultaneously charge four batteries in 80 minutes.
The T16's charger can charge an MG-12000P battery, but the MG series charger cannot charge a T16 battery.