Drones for crop fertilization

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Drones for crop fertilization

Unmanned aerial vehicles can lead to savings in the costs of producing extensive crops.

AIRINOV, a subsidiary of the Parrot Group, offers farmers a measurement service and agronomic recommendations through the use of drones to assist in the fertilization of wheat and oilseed rape. If fertilization is the main expense in the sector, AIRINOV services allow farmers to save Nitrogen, by telling them where to reduce it or where to add it, in order to improve harvesting.

OCEALIA, one of the main cooperatives in France and partner of AIRINOV for years, has evaluated the impact of its service on oilseed rape (OSR) and wheat. This has been the result:

– + 69 € / hectare in wheat.
– + 107 € / hectare in oilseed rape, annual average.

Drones provide extremely accurate images of crops and can cover hundreds of acres on a single flight. Agriculture has been one of the first sectors to use drones in this way, and these figures confirm that the use of services such as AIRINOV, farmers can produce better and optimize crops, reduce costs and therefore develop their farms, In addition to improving their environmental performance.

Sources: TierraFertil and Infoagro

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