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Drones are Taking Off in Agriculture: MMC’s Swift System Shows Why

Precision agriculture is one of the major verticals for the commercial drone industry.  In the U.S. alone, over 30% of farmers are using drone technology, with another 30% planning on implementing a drone program within the next year. 

The Swift agricultural drone solution of China’s leading industrial drone manufacturer MMC demonstrates why.  MMC is one of the most innovative developers of drone technology in the world – and with their leading agriculture solution, they’ve included all the features agronomists might be looking for.

Taking aerial images – thermal or not- with drones to map fields is the first step in using drones for precision agriculture.  But around the world, as regulations allow, drones are used for much more.  Replacing expensive and time/space consuming manned aircraft solutions, drones are used for all kinds of crop spraying applications – saving both money and crops.

 

Sunrise cameraman Luke Williams uses drone to show Perth in a spectacular and new light

Shannon Hampton  |  The West Australian 
Some would shudder at the thought of a daily 3am alarm, but for Luke Williams, rising before dawn has its perks.

A camera operator with Channel 7’s Sunrise, Williamsoften finds himself at some of WA’s most beautiful places at one of the best times of the day.

And no longer bound by gravity, he has added drone technology to his repertoire, allowing him to move beyond filming the news to capturing stunning aerial images.

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Drones used by professor to fight hunger in Malawi, Africa

US: Oakland University professor Jon Carroll, Ph.D., is bringing agricultural drone technology, that is widely used in the US to Africa.

The anthropology professor traveled to Liwonde, Malawi to help farmers optimize their crop production by using drone technology and to promote sustainable agriculture in Africa.

MULTISPECTRAL AERIAL IMAGES SHOW YOU WHERE TO WATER OR FERTILIZE

Carroll traveled to Liwonde to help local farmers improve their crop production as part of a project called “Precision Agriculture for Smallholder Systems in Africa,” which is part of Feed the Future, the U.S. government’s global hunger, and food security initiative.

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