EU agricultural co-operative Copa & Cogeca has underlined the crucial role of using drones in agriculture as an additional agronomic tool, according to FarmingUK.com.
It can help to enhance resource efficiency, productivity and profitability as well as ensure greater sustainability.
At the high-level event in the Netherlands entitled ‘European Space Solutions: Bringing Space to Earth’, Copa & Cogeca underlined upcoming challenges for the agriculture sector, notably to produce more with limited resources to feed a growing world.
And here, digitally enhanced agriculture, precision farming automated vehicles, robots, drones, informatics, satellite imaging, remote sensing have the potential to play a major role.
In particular, precision agriculture offers great opportunities in terms of minimizing inputs and maximizing productivity, providing a whole new farm management approach.
The use of drones in agriculture shows great potential.