The usage of unmanned aerial vehicles in agriculture

  • 1 Malnava College of Latvia University of Life Sciences and Technologies Latvia


The research explores the use of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), commonly known as drones, in agriculture. It highlights the rapid advancement of drone technology, which has made high-quality drones more accessible. Historically developed for military purposes, drones now serve various civil applications, particularly in agriculture. The document categorizes drones based on their propulsion systems – rotor and fixed-wing type drones being favoured in agriculture. The agricultural benefits of drones are substantial, including precise monitoring of field conditions, targeted pest and disease control, and efficient crop management. The adoption of drone technology can lead to improved efficiency, productivity, and sustainability in agriculture. By staying informed about regulatory compliance and collaborating with technology providers, the agricultural sector can fully harness the potential of drones.



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