In the last few years, drones have gained a lot of strength in terms of agriculture due to their significant advances and the use of Big Data Technology. Nowadays, they are capable of mapping more vegetative indices with higher resolution. This can be applied, for example, in fruit trees, olive groves, almond trees, vineyards, etc.
New technologies have evolved to the point that they have allowed drones in agriculture to include sensors with good spatial and spectral resolution. Therefore, farmers can now carry out a great variety of activities such as managing fertilizers, optimizing phytosanitary treatments, planning harvests or pruning, etc. Also, they provide valuable information quicker than ever.
Drone applications in agriculture
The arrival of drones to agriculture has meant a great deal in terms of savings to farmers. Thanks to the introduction of maps with indicators of vegetative vigor, they can now save between 10 and 30 percent in the use of fertilizers.
More and more companies in the agriculture sector have implemented this type of technology thanks to its great advantages in crop management. Here are some of them:
- Major control in costs, incomes and benefits in plantations.
- The correct application of doses to optimize the supply of nutrients and avoid water stress.
- Major ability to react to diseases and pests.
- Optimization in the use of phytosanitary treatments, reducing consumption.
- Enviromental impact reduction.
- Quicker threats detection and preventing them effectively.
- Accesible to any kind of terrain.
- Inspection of large cultivations areas in less time
The use of drones in agriculture is a significant ally to locate weeds, detect excess or lack of water, check the need for fertilizers, etc. In essence, they allow you to collect information in real time, something that can be of great help in caring for crops.
The synergy between drones and Big Data
In agriculture, capturing data from drones is an essential aspect for the sector. The main reason is that the information provided by drones can be very useful for farmers. For example, in precision agriculture the data provided by the images can be analyzed at all times.
Therefore, more and more agriculture companies have realized the importance of relying on a tool able to manage great volumes of data. At Upicus, we offer a software solution that allows you to manage all the information provided by drones in real time. Thanks to its Big Data engine, you can now manage and analyze massive amounts of data. Companies will now be able to make the right decisions based on the given information.
There is no doubt that, thanks to Big Data analysis, the agriculture sector can now detect new opportunities. We are in a time where intelligent business are taking over the rest, and that’s why digital transformation is essential.
Drones in agriculture combined with Big Data technology brings many benefits. On the one hand, costs can be highly reduced with a cloud system that stores a great amount of data ready for business. On the other hand, smarter decisions can be made by analyzing data from an OLAP multidimensional perspective.
In a word, Big Data technology offers added value to drones used in agriculture. Companies can now analyze all the information and make decisions based on data.