Drones for Farming - Agriculture Aerial Photography
The agricultural sector is another rapidly growing field that is embracing drone tech to its advantage. Drones have several different purposes in agriculture and have been given the name Ag Drones; they are used to assist with for pest control, planting, crop surveillance, irrigation mapping, livestock monitoring and even crop spraying in some countries. The main buzz phrase in farming in relation to drones is 'precision agriculture'. The principle of precision agriculture is to increase crop yields whilst using less resources such as water, fertilisers and insecticides and maximising the use of available land. Farming drones provide a simple low cost way of regularly monitoring plant health across a large area. Being alerted to an potential crop problems early, in a specific area, can allow quick remedial action targeted only at the affected area. Quicker response times and only treating the plants which need it, improves yields whilst using less chemicals.
Drones in agriculture have solved the problem of using less effective means like vehicles or labour for agricultural monitoring purposes. Using a drone is considered a lot more efficient because drones can cover a large area of land in less time compared to other means without actually travelling over the land itself; this is useful especially for surveillance or monitoring purposes. If you are in Greater Manchester and Lancashire and haven't used drone services before on your land we at Drone Photography Manchester are happy to discuss a number of options for you to under the best service you can get from drone survey.
Drone crop monitoring
Drone services are very useful especially when you operate a large scale farming system, as they can move you to precision farming. Flying drones over large farms to assess crop health can reap massive cost benefits. The surveillance and keeping track of one’s crops and plant performance in specific locations means that any reactive actions can be deployed quickly at the affected area only. This allows less pesticides or crop foods to be used as these would only applied to the areas which need them. Monitoring plants across a large area of land with drones is quicker and less destructive in accessing all areas and can therefore be carried out more frequently, which means that issues can be detected much earlier and responsive action is less costly and more effective. So, if you need to hire professional Ag drone aerial surveillance and photography services to help you monitor your crop plantation give us a call. We can help perform aerial surveillance and effectively detect any potential issues with your plantation.
Drone livestock monitoring
As well as crops the use of drones also prove a valuable way of monitoring your livestock. Livestock losses are costly and lessening these can have a huge effect on the financial health of a livestock farm. Drones can even be fitted with thermal imaging cameras to monitor the health of livestock along with movement tracking in the dark or across woodland. Keeping count of livestock and identifying strays or injured animals is much easier and faster especially in hilly, hard to reach terrain. By harnessing data from the enhanced monitoring of livestock you are presented with numerous insights and potential opportunities or threats to avoid. Understanding grazing distribution allows for better pasture utilisation along with monitoring water and feed levels. If you're new to drone livestock monitoring you'll need a good drone surveillance service, Drone Photography Manchester is here to give you the best livestock monitoring service available in the Greater Manchester and Lancashire area. Thanks to our sophisticated and versatile drones, we can give the best drone filming or photography required.