Case Study on Agriculture Modernisation using Drones
The increase in technology in the sector of agriculture is a positive trend, as it is the solution to
feed the teeming population. Food security is a question that needs to be addressed, in the background
of environmental degradation, pollution, and water scarcity, and an effective solution is a high
priority. This is where the usage of Drone can assure a sustainable solution.
Drones in agriculture can kindle a big change in improving the efficiency of agriculture. Drones are an
alternative to the lack of skilled human resources and also to other heavy machines and tools. To a very
good extent, it is a cheap and economical way to manage to farm.
As of January 2018, the agriculture sector’s contribution to India’s GDP was 17–18 percent, according to
India Economic Survey 2018. Given the importance of agriculture in the economy of India, the 2003 NSS
59th assessment of the sector should be worrisome because it reveals that 40 percent of Indian farmers
would rather be in some other profession and not farming. One of the primary reasons for this
disgruntlement is declining returns on investment (ROIs) and other problems such as crop diseases and
improper planning of resources.
The use of agriculture drones can take care of a lot of problems that currently plague the sector,
including crop health monitoring, crop treatment, and crop scouting, and the importance of these
unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) has been recognized by both governments and startups.
Airpix offers Site-Specific Crop Management
The Airpix system utilizes precision agriculture applications to assess crop health and spot bacterial
or fungal infections on trees. By examining a crop using visible as well as near-infrared light
Airpix Drone carries devices that can identify which plants reflect different amounts of green light and
NIR light. This data can produce multispectral images that track changes in plants and indicate their
health. A speedy response can save an entire field
Airpix Drones with hyperspectral, multispectral, and thermal sensors can identify which parts of a field
are dry or need improvements.
Airpix Drones Solutions allow the calculation of the vegetation index, which describes the relative
density and health of the crop, and show the heat signature, the amount of energy or heat the crop
We offer payloads to capture data in Visible and NIR spectrum which helps capture data that’s not
visible to the naked eye.
With the technology, we provide you can obtain high-resolution orthophotos in visible and false colors.
We also process images to provide NDVI images for a better understanding of your farmland.
Airpix Proprietary Drone
Airpix uses DJI Phantom 4 pro for surveying to produce accurate data.
The drone carries a complex package of instruments including an ultra-high resolution camera,
gimbal, and a
highly specialized infrared sensing system.
The drone used for inspection has 1’’ CMOS sensor with Effective pixels up to 20M
It also has a bigger 5.870 mAh battery (up from 5.350 mAh), given with all the extra sensors,
minutes of flying time per charge (up from 28).
The drone can be operated and landed even with a failure of up to two propellers or even 2
Able to work in conditions of high wind speed of (15 m / s to 20 m/s)
Automation (including distance tracking and collision avoidance)
Better protection and in-field durability (rainproof, modular, upgradable)
Airpix Asset Management
We upload the gathered data to our central processing facilities where the data is monitored,
manipulated and interpreted. The result is a detailed, easy to understand report that includes
NDVI images for farming
Airpix management helps you maximize yields by allowing you to easily track changes in .crop
health, estimate crop yields, optimize variable rate prescriptions, plan drainage and irrigation
Generate accurate NDVI data, and detect infestations of pests and fungi before they spread.
Agriculture Drone Applications provided by AIRPIX
Airpix's enduring drone technology adds value throughout the growing season, from plant emergence tracking right through to pre-harvest yield prediction and next-season drainage planning
Crop Monitoring : A professional UAV, like the multispectral agricultural drone, offers a holistic view of the development of a crop, helping farm professionals to identify issues quickly and accurately and better plan their field scouting.
Soil Assessment : It is possible to use drone data to determine soil characteristics. Temperature, humidity, slope, altitude and more are used. This ability allows for more precise soil sampling and more correct seeding prescriptions to be made.
Plant Emergence & Population : Agricultural drone data are increasingly being used by specialists such as agronomists to better understand that plants are growing as well as population and spacing metrics. Such data is then used to guide decision-making on replanting, thinning, pruning, and developing crop models.
Fertility : High-resolution agricultural drones help professionals to assess crop vigor at different stages of growth. This teams to apply just the right rates of fertilizer, reduce wastage and optimize crop health and production.
Crop Protection : Agricultural drones produce electronic outputs. It can help guide the effective and productive implementation of plant protection products when assessing pressure and crop production. This helps the software to be finely tuned to meet the exact needs of each acre.
Insurance : On-demand, high-resolution drone data is perfect for capturing and accurately reporting events that lead to economic loss, such as crop injury, destruction, and reduced health, helping to create a more efficient adjustment process.
Harvest Planning : Drone data, compiled at critical growth stages throughout the growing season, can help agronomists and agricultural drone operators and engineers to improve their model, predictions, and planning. The result is that the team can better anticipate both a Harvest quality and its final yield.
Irrigation & drainage : Agricultural drones fitted with RGB and/or thermal infrared cameras can also be used to schedule and troubleshoot irrigation systems in addition to plant-specific activities such as health monitoring.