Agricultural Drones for Sale
Agricultural Drones for Sale
Let’s rewind back through the ages to a time where people used to scavenge for edible plants. Fast forward a little to a time when people had advanced enough to use rock tools to cultivate the land and plant seeds. As time went on, methods for harvesting food became more sophisticated and, quite recently in the history of the world, machines such as tractors have been made to help accomplish work in a matter of a few short hours that it would have taken people of the past days and even weeks to accomplish by hand.
Food is such an integrated part of who we are as living beings. You might be thinking “duh” but, at the same time, you probably don’t think about it much. Everything you eat—from your lunch to the snack you’re eating while reading this—is made up of different ingredients that had to be grown and harvested and manufactured. A lot of work goes in to making sure your belly is full. And food is something that connects whole cultures and regions of people.
While I hope you appreciate your food a little more, I also hope you appreciate the incredible advancements that have been made in agriculture over the span of thousands of years.
Today we have come further than ever as in some parts of the world, agriculture is aided by drones. We may be approaching the very pinnacle of agricultural technology. Drones can fly over whole fields of plants and spray any number of helpful things across them—like pesticides or fertilizer or needed nutrients. Rather than taking teams of people to work up and down rows and over the soil, just one drone can accomplish the same work with the control of only one person.
Whether you are a farmer or you’re just curious, there are a few different sites you can go to to find agricultural drones for sale. The sites for Precision Hawk and Precision Drone are great resources and they will show you all the specs and features to expect from your agricultural drone. Some of the best agricultural drones to look for are the AgDrone, eBee Ag, Crop Mapper, Lancaster, and Quad Indago.
When buying agricultural drones, you want to take a good look at the sensors as well as the maps they feature. These drones will be able to do complicated calculations necessary for agricultural planning. They may have visual, multispectral, hyperspectral, LiDAR, and thermal sensors. Each of these sensors helps in determining such things as plant health, plant count, water quality, and nearby livestock. Agricultural drones can even aide in emergency responses and locating water sources.
Most agricultural drones sell for at least a few thousand dollars at the very cheapest and reach up to tens of thousands of dollars for the more standard ones. With a price many times that of consumer drones, these drones also have far more capabilities and far more endurance. Some can even cover up to 80 acres in an hour. I really could go on and on about the abilities of agricultural drones but suffice it to say that there are many out there that significantly enhance farming work.
- Ashley Smith