AGRICULTURE

Implementation of unmanned technologies in agriculture not only automates the technological processes, but also reduces the impact of the labor outflow from rural areas due to migration

Today, the agricultural sector is increasingly resorting to precision agriculture technologies. Precision agriculture is a comprehensive high-tech agricultural management system that allows farmers to manage crops and resource usage effectively, as well as maximizes the level of productivity, yield and quality of the resulting products. This term also includes minimizing pests, unwanted floods and diseases.  

The most effective tool for remote land sensing in this system is unmanned aviation. In the recent years, agricultural drone technologies have been improving and their benefits for the agriculture sector are becoming increasingly evident to farmers. Unmanned aerial systems allow farmers to constantly monitor the condition of their crops and livestock from the air to quickly identify problems that spot checks from the ground might miss. Applications of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) in agriculture ranges from mapping and surveying to planting and spraying crops.  

Our open ABR Ecosystem will offer a wide range of UAV-based solutions and services focused on efficiency, cost-effectiveness, and automation. The ecosystem is based on an open platform in the form of ABR AirChannel UTM unmanned air traffic management system allowing you to control a drone or an entire fleet of UAVs autonomously and beyond visual line of sight. Furthermore, ABR Ecosystem includes an infrastructure
solution in the form of ABR Droneport land-based mobile autonomous UAV station allowing you to control flights and data processing without leaving your office.

UNMANNED AERIAL VEHICLES ECOSYSTEM

BENEFITS FOR AGRICULTURE

Fertilizing, spraying plant protection agents, sowing
Soil analysis, irrigation efficiency assessment
Agricultural land monitoring and filming using multispectral and hyperspectral cameras in order to create “health” maps of the fields (calculation of vegetation indices NDVI: SAVI, ARVI, EVI, LAI, NDWI, GNDVI, etc.)
Creating orthophotomaps, soil analysis, irrigation efficiency assessment, terrain 3D modeling
Livestock monitoring
Infrastructure inventory checking and damage identification
COST-EFFICIENCY

USE BENEFITS

Availability of services for medium-sized and small businesses due to low cost (cheaper and faster than aviation)
High speed and accuracy of inspections due to powerful GIS tools
A more cost-effective and safer method of spraying compared to manual spraying (savings up to 60 %)
Treating fields with plant protection agents at night for maximum efficiency
POSSIBILITY TO FLY BEYOND VISUAL LINE OF SIGHT
USING AGRICULTURAL UNMANNED SOLUTIONS WITHIN ABR ECOSYSTEM CREATES NEW PERSPECTIVES FOR THE INDUSTRY.
MAXIMUM AUTOMATION

POTENTIAL USES

The use of drones in agriculture makes it possible to automate many processes in the industry, and thus solve the problem of labor shortages in rural areas.
Planning and progress monitoring
Process automation
Solving the problem of labor shortages in rural areas
Increased crop yields and business profitability