Application of Drones Technology in Agriculture: A Modern Approach

Nandini Singh

Department of Agronomy, Galgotias University, Greater Noida (UP), India.

Deeksha Gupta

JNKVV, Jabalpur (MP), India.

Mansi Joshi

Agronomy, JNKVV, Jabalpur (MP), India.

Kamalkant Yadav

SOAG, Galgotias University, Greater Noida (UP), India.

Somanath Nayak

CAU, Imphal, India.

Manish Kumar

Department of Agronomy, Galgotias University, Greater Noida (UP), India.

Kratika Nayak

Agronomy, JNKVV, Jabalpur (MP), India.

Shani Gulaiya *

SOAG, Galgotias University, Greater Noida (UP), India.

Ashutosh Singh Rajpoot

Department of Extension Education, JNKVV, Jabalpur (MP), India.

*Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.


Abstract

Drone technology can be used for many applications for agricultural uses, including crop health monitoring and farm operations like weed management, Evapotranspiration estimation, spraying etc. For agricultural applications, regularized smart-farming solutions are being considered, including the use of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs). The agricultural UAVs are highly capable, and their use has expanded across all areas of agriculture, including pesticide and fertilizer spraying, seed sowing, and growth assessment and mapping. Accordingly, the market for agricultural UAVs is expected to continue growing with the related technologies. In this study, we consider the latest trends and applications of leading technologies related to agricultural UAVs, control technologies, equipment, and development. We discuss the use of UAVs in real agricultural environments. Furthermore, the future development of the agricultural UAVs and their challenges are presented. By flying safely and at relatively high speeds, drones can cover large and small properties quickly to manage assets, resources, and land. Many farms are now using drones to check and maintain water levels in dams and other resources previously inaccessible whilst removing any risk to the operator or surrounding area. In order to produce better crop quality and shield fields from harm, this study paper aims to emphasise the value of drones in agriculture and describe the best drones currently on the market for this purpose.

Keywords: Drone, UAV, smart farming, fertilizer spraying, seed sowing, growth assessment, mapping


How to Cite

Singh, Nandini, Deeksha Gupta, Mansi Joshi, Kamalkant Yadav, Somanath Nayak, Manish Kumar, Kratika Nayak, Shani Gulaiya, and Ashutosh Singh Rajpoot. 2024. “Application of Drones Technology in Agriculture: A Modern Approach”. Journal of Scientific Research and Reports 30 (7):142-52. https://doi.org/10.9734/jsrr/2024/v30i72131.

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