UAS Magazine: Ukraine Applying Crop Protection Products by Drone
For two straight growing seasons, crop fields in a portion of Ukraine have benefited from unmanned aircraft vehicles used to spray bio-pesticide and liquid fertilizer, reports UAS Magazine’s Luke Geiver in a recent report.
Although large-scale unmanned aircraft systems designed for precision agriculture surveying, data collection or liquids application have long caught the eye of investors, crop experts and UAS operators, the viable economic and logistical connection between UAVs and the ag field has yet to be made in a significant, repeatable and scalable way, Geiver writes.
Yuriy Pederii, a flight simulation design expert with 10 years of work at Microsoft, hopes his two years spent flying back and forth above thousands of acres of grain fields could change the reality for drones and their place in the crop spraying industry.
Head on over to UASMagazine.com for Geiver’s full rundown.