What is Precision Agriculture?
Precision Agriculture helps maximize yields and minimized costs through better analytics, data management, crop spraying, and autonomous flight capabilities.
Agriculture Drone Market Worth $5.19 Billion by 2025 (June 09, 2020 | Source: Meticulous Market Research)
Continues to have a current growth rate of 38% (September 22, 2020 | Source: Market Watch)
VC investments have topped $3,163 billion since 2018 (August 8, 2019 | Source: Drone Investment Report)
COVID-19 adaptation has increased the demand for agriculture drones spraying as a disinfectant covering over 3 million square miles so far in 2020
What are Precision Agriculture benefits?
By adding Prescription Mapping to the arsenal of information, a farm can utilize in-depth knowledge in real-time, including aerial stock stand counts and infrared red detection of disease and pests.
Increasing yield is not just changing one element in the field. It's addressing labor, water, natural resources, soil quality, and nutrient measurements to increase overall plant health.
Natural Resource Management
By better understanding in real-time where waste is happening, it allows farms to pivot and adjust, using fewer resources to grow a more sustainable yield of crops.
By leveraging crop history and adding real-time information that limits unnecessary pesticide application, irrigation waste, reduces farm labor, and gives infrared plant health, it allows the farmer to go on the offense of crop yield.
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In the following case study, flooding in the field was detected using high-resolution aerial imagery.
Each instance of flooding verified on the ground was also confirmed by the georeferenced map products (synthesized natural color, color-infrared, and NDVI).
After collecting and processing the aerial data, the NDVI generated images were imported by the consultant into a leading farm management system.
Total acre counts were then generated, giving an accurate, quantifiable assessment for insurance and/or replanting purposes.
If the producer utilizes the information on the NDVI map, they will significantly reduce nitrogen use and costs.
Flat rate prescription: 15.0 gallons/acre
Virable rate average: 10.5 gallons/acre
Nitrogen reduction: 4.5 gallons/acre
COST SAVINGS IMPACT
Nitrogen cost: $4.40 acre x gallons/acre
Flat rate cost: (15 gal) $66.00/acre
Variable rate cost: (10.5 gal) $46.20/acre
Nitrogen cost savings: $19.9/acre