Bringing revolution through technology
Agriculture drone saves time of the farmer. It is 30X effective
More than 20% cost saving for the farmers.
Salient Feature of Agriculture Drone
Get your work done quickly
The flight speed is upto 10 m/s. (recommended upto 5m/s)
Weight Carrying Capacity
Increase Yield Production
The drone has 10kg payload capacity, This helps farmer to increase production.
Don’t let your work interrupted
With extended battery life you can now work non-stop for 20 minutes.
Agriculture Drone is the one stop solution for all your needs. It brings together all the essential requirements for farming
Specifications of Drone
Multicopter Quadcopter X
All Up Weight
(with 10kg payload)
Folded: 625 x 570 x 625
Open: 1025 x 1025 x710
Flight Mode Options
Manual/ Semi Autonomous/ Autonomous
3 K Carbon Fiber
Battery Charging Time
Level 5 as per Beaufort Scale
- GPS and Radar for uniform, efficient & precision spraying
- Continuous Operation Data Monitoring
Accuracy of the drone is very good and precision is best in class
The agricultural industry seems to have embraced drone technology with open arms, using these advanced tools to transform modern farming
SKY ROCKET YOUR GROWTH
Drone technology is a phenomenal innovation that continues to have far-reaching effects across today’s society, transforming our lives and the way we do business.
The agricultural industry seems to have embraced drone technology with open arms, using these advanced tools to transform modern farming.High-tech drones allow farmers, and the drone pilots that operate them, to increase efficiency in certain aspects of the farming process. From crop monitoring to planting, livestock management, crop spraying, irrigation mapping, and more.
Agricultural drones help to achieve and improve what’s known as precision agriculture.
This approach to farming management is based on observing, measuring, and taking action based on real-time crop and livestock data. It erases the need for guesswork in modern farming and instead gives farmers the ability to maximize their yields and run more efficient organizations, all while enhancing crop production. Using drones for agriculture increases the precision and efficiency with which farmers can work, and makes it easier to make informed land management decisions. Drones can be deployed for a wide variety of tasks, including monitoring of livestock and the health of crops, estimation of soil conditions, planting of future crops, and countering infections and pests.
There are multiple uses for agricultural drones, including:
Spraying fertilizers and pesticides
Scouting land and crops
Checking for weeds and spot treating plants
Monitoring overall crop health
Managing livestock and monitoring for health issues
SMFO Aeronautics provides the most sophisticated yet reliable agriculture drones in India. SMFO drone is powered by a hybrid electric-fuel system with a fuel capacity of 5 litres, giving the aircraft a flight endurance of between 2 to 4 hours. This powerful propulsion system allows the UAV to carry up to 10 litres of liquid in total (including the fertilizer), with a maximum takeoff weight of 25 kg. The drone can therefore operate for longer and cover more farmland in a single flight, without the need for farmers to take heavy batteries out into the field. Our drones are equipped with technology like propulsion systems, infrared cameras, GPS and navigation systems, programmable controllers, and automated flight planning. Plus, with custom-made data processing software any collected information can instantly be put to use towards better management decisions.
Industry Standard Products
Uses of drones in agriculture
Currently, there are six common uses of agricultural drones, which we profile below:
1. Soil and Field Analysis
At the beginning, middle, and end of a crop cycle drones can be used to help obtain useful data surrounding the quality of the existing soil. By obtaining 3D maps of existing soil, you’ll be able to see if there are any issues surrounding soil quality, nutrient management, or soil dead zones.
2. Seed Planting
Drone planting is a relatively newer technology and not as widely used, but some companies are experimenting with drone planting. Essentially, manufacturers are experimenting with custom systems that have the ability to shoot seed pods into prepared soil. This technology helps to minimize the need for on-the-ground planting, which can be costly, time-intensive, and strenuous work. This same drone technology can be adapted and applied to a wide range of farm types, reducing overall planting times and labor costs across the board.
3. Crop Spraying and Spot Spraying
Crops require consistent fertilization and spraying in order to maintain high yields. Traditionally this was done manually, with vehicles, or even via airplane. These methods are not only inefficient, and burdensome, but they can be very costly as well.Spot spraying of crops used to be incredibly difficult. If you had an issue with weeds or a certain crop, the entire acreage would have to be sprayed.This is a huge waste of time and resources, as someone will have to walk the entire acreage, plus there are the overall costs of pesticides and the associated environmental cost of chemical usage.With the agriculture drone for spraying fertilizer and pesticides , this same task can be accomplished in less time, with fewer monetary resources, and a reduced environmental cost.
4. Crop Mapping and Surveying
One of the biggest advantages of using drone technology is the ease and effectiveness of large-scale crop and acreage monitoring. In the past, satellite or plane imagery was used to help get a large scale view of the farm, while helping to spot potential issues.However, these images were not only expensive but lacked the precision that drones can provide. Today, you can not only obtain real-time footage but also time-based animation which can illuminate crop progression in real-time.With drone mapping and surveying, technology decisions can now be made based on real-time data, not outdated imagery, or best-practice guesswork.
5. Irrigation Monitoring and Management
Irrigation can be troublesome. With miles and miles of irrigation, issues are bound to arise. Drones that are equipped with thermal cameras can help to spot irrigation issues, or areas that are receiving too little or excessive moisture.With this information, crops can be better laid out to maximize drainage, adhere to natural land runoff, and avoid water pooling, which can damage sensitive crops.Water and irrigation issues are not only costly but can ruin crop yields as well. With drone surveying, these issues can be spotted before they become troublesome.
6. Real-Time Livestock Monitoring
Some drones are equipped with thermal imaging cameras that enable a single pilot to manage and monitor livestock. This allows farmers to keep track of livestock a much greater frequency, and with less time and staff investment.The drone operator can quickly check in on herd to see if there are any injured or missing livestock, as well as see livestock who are giving birth. Drones are used to keep an eye on the heard at all times, a once costly and time-intensive task.