The crop-spraying drones that go where tractors can’t


These are external links and will open in a new window Email “It’s been very difficult to convert the imagery to a monetary return for the farmer,” he says. This is because farmers, who generally have years of experience doing what they do, are very conscious of the fact that annual variation in their crops is normal. Such variation is also determined by a wide range of factors including weather, climate, pests and nutrient levels in the soil. For large farms, clocking consistent increases in yield and improved financial returns as a result of drones…

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