Agricultural

NQUAV in Agriculture

Drone technology will create cost efficiency to the landowner, resulting in more profit from savings. Queensland is known to have the highest proportion of land area in Australia dedicated to agriculture. It is quite notable that almost 30,500 businesses carry out the agricultural activity in Queensland.

Agriculture

  • Crop scouting – Process of precisely assessing pest pressure and crop performance to evaluate economic risk from pest infestations and disease, as well as to determine the potential effectiveness of pest and disease control interventions
  • Ability to quickly view a field from above in real time can be an invaluable resource to identify the areas of concern
  • Drones are most used as a platform to carry sensors to record observations about growing crops

Beneficial cost effective aspects of drone use in agriculture

  • Soil and field analysis
  • Planting
  • Crop spraying
  • Crop monitoring
  • Irrigation
  • Health assessment
  • Drone use to scare the birds
  • Nutrient management
  • Monitoring cattle movement
  • Weed identification
Overview of impact of spray drifts on Australian agriculture
  • In 2018, while less than 10% of Australian cotton crop was impacted by spray drift, the financial impact was an estimated $ 18 million
  • With the advancement in the drone technology, we can accurately measure the quantity needed to apply in the right spot where it is needed and further research in this aspect is quite promising these days to be able to create the algorithms that can automatically study the data or recognize the algorithm to supply the chemical solutions

Environment

  • Cost effective and environmentally compatible
  • More affordable than using planes or helicopters
  • Aerial mapping & nature monitoring
  • Renewable energy maintenance – solar farms
  • Disaster relief
  • Protecting and monitoring wildlife
  • Agricultural sustainability solutions
Environmental Sustainability
  • Drones can provide the precise nutrient application rate on real time value which is very useful to address this issue in a sustainable way
  • Offering opportunity for making use of an alternative power source and offsets the need for diesel which is non-renewable and increasingly expensive as well