Drones are becoming more widely used in agriculture in the Northern Territory than ever before, and as the technology advances, the applications for Unmanned Aircraft use become more ingenious as both the manufacturers and farmers alike come up with new ways to take advantage of this technology.
For the farm and agriculture industry, there are so many ways that drones can provide time-saving and more cost-effective ways for better productivity and profitability.
Some of the greater users include:
- Frost mitigation
- Monitoring water usage
- Soil analysis
- Checking crop health
- Spraying and seeding
Prior to drones, farmers would need to manage much of this manually, at a great expense in time and fuel to cover the vast landscape of their property or the cost of aerial surveys.
Now, drones can provide a far more cost-effective option, saving a lot of time in the process.
And its not just the farming that benefits from drones.
The agriculture industry requires a fair amount of utilities and infrastructure, such as electricity generation, and water.
Checking wiring after a storm would often previously require someone to climb the power poles and check for live wires. A drone can now not only save a lot of time but minimise the risk for the utility company workers, and provide real-time reporting.
Inspections of pipelines, gas leak detection, oil spillage, and erosion can all now be carried out quickly and effectively with unmanned aircraft, and much more cost-effective than traditional aircraft such as helicopters.
Drone training courses provide the opportunity to take your agricultural services to a more profitable and efficient level of management.
UASNT provides the right training and advice for agriculture, mining, and numerous other sectors.