Close Welcome writers, influencers and dreamers, make the world a greener place
Register here
Forgot password
Forgot password
or
or

Close
Close Stay Updated on Environmental Improvements And Global Innovations
Close Stay Updated on Environmental Improvements And Global Innovations
Close Reset password
your profile is 33% complete:
33%
Update profile Close
Close WhatsOrb Global Sustainability X-Change

For writers, influencers and dreamers who want to make the world a greener place.

WhatsOrb reaches monthly about 28.000 thousand visitors who want - like you - to make the world a greener place. Share your expertise and all can benefit.

Become an influencer and write and share sustainable news and innovations globally
Are you a writer or do you have ideas about sustainability which you want to share? Register and share your green knowledge and news. WhatsOrb offers you global exposure for your article.

If your article meets certain standards, you receive promotional gains like Facebook promotions and Google Ads advertising.

Agri & Gardening drones safeguarding your food  future farming | Upload General

Drones Safeguarding Your Food: Future Farming

by: Sharai Hoekema
drones safeguarding your food  future farming | Upload

Most of us will associate drones with all kinds of cold, sophisticated applications. During significant sporting events, we see them circling the stadiums and tracks; while they have also infiltrated our music festivals, beaches, and tourist attractions.

Drones Safeguarding Your Food: Climate Change

The cool little remotely flown devices are used by architects to get sweeping views of an area or skyscraper, while the army and intelligence agencies rely on them for reliable and low-risk intel.
However, this grandeur of innovative applications does not limit the possibilities. Quite the contrary, the autonomously flying choppers can be employed for situations that do not translate to the big screen as well. Such as saving the environment and communities from the adverse effects of climate change.

What Can Drones Be Used For?

Drones are generally described as being able to gather and analyze information about geography, infrastructure, assets, buildings, the environment, and events quickly and effectively. The availability of such - literally - high-level insights can significantly improve business insights as well as general awareness of the event or object in question. 

As such, they can also be used for improving and increasing awareness of environmental issues as well. One of these innovative uses is in agriculture, where drones are used to keep track of food supplies. The benefits of those uncrewed aerial vehicles include their ease of transportation (small and easy to take with you), real-time images and results (for example, through a camera or sensor attached to the drone), and relatively low costs (drones can sell for under 100 €). 

Why Drones For Agriculture?

Especially for farmers who own vast plots of land, it is crucial to keep a close eye on the state of the planted crops. Or get the bird’s eye view over the fields. This is where drones come in handy, as they can both cover a large area through their long-range capabilities, as well as perform precision farming jobs, through close management of crops and spotting of potential dangers, such as diseases, insect infestations, and extreme weather. 

Recommended: Drones, Robots, And Agriculture: The Future Of Farming Global

At the same time, drones can be equipped with special containers and deployment mechanisms that allow them to perform routine jobs such as pesticide deployment instead of the farmer. So, it is not only an extra eye for the farmer but also an extra pair of hands when it comes to working on the land.

Importance Of 'Fair' Food

Not only do drones in agriculture benefit the farmer, but they will also help in realizing a more transparent and honest food chain, along with adequate information for consumers. Through drones, a map can be made of the origin of certain food products that can be registered and tracked throughout the season. 

Recommended: Vegan Food For A Better Healthier Planet And You

This includes taking note of the exact origins of a particular product (which is very important for modern consumers) and providing an overview of if and when it has been treated with certain pesticides or particular fertilization methods. Consumers can be provided with actual proof that a particular food adheres to set quality and sustainability standards. 

Not only something useful for the consumer, though: as it can trace back items that are somehow faulty, which will allow for a quicker intervening if something is amiss, preventing the potential (preventive) destruction of many more crops or products. All of this adds to the mission of agricultural companies to be more sustainable and durable in their operations, all the while producing safe and fair food more efficiently.

Big Business Of Agricultural Droning

The commercial and desirable values of producing more sustainable and fair products are not the only consideration in the agricultural field. There are many more reasons why drones could improve the day-to-day business, as well as provide value for other chain partners. The current land use can be kept track of, as well as information on plants and crops. This allows for a more sustainable way of farming the available lands, without (unintentionally) maltreating and exploiting the environment. 

Similarly, the data on land use and state of plants of crops that are obtained by drones can be compiled and used to generate real insights and recommendations. Knowing what has worked or what has not worked in the past, and analyzing trends in the business and the industry, is critical in coming up with an actionable and effective strategy. This information is used for a variety of applications, including plantation management, agricultural experimentation, and seed production, crop monitoring, and product traceability.

Moving To Drone-Only Farming?

The image of our lands being farmed by drones alone, that are actively monitoring, detecting, and treating crops accordingly, sure is a compelling one. Farmers would turn into active managers and supervisors, sitting in a room filled with TV-screens showing live footage and graphics instead of knee-deep in the mud. 

Recommended: Climate Change And Pesticides: Should Drones Replace Bees?

Will it ever get this far? Maybe, for agriculture businesses that own vast plots of land and are suffering from the current lack of personnel. And, provided that it leads to more sustainable farming and fair and safe products, it is perhaps even the desirable future.

Before you go!

Recommended: New Foodscape Alternatives Gets Lots Of Attention In The Netherlands

Did you find this an interesting article, or do you have a question or remark? Leave a comment below. We try to respond the same day.

Like to write your article about agriculture?
Click on 'Register' or push the button 'Write An Article' on the 'HomePage.'

Stay Updated on Environmental Improvements And Global Innovations
SIGN UP FOR MONTHLY TIPS & TRICKS
More like this:

Drones Safeguarding Your Food: Future Farming

Most of us will associate drones with all kinds of cold, sophisticated applications. During significant sporting events, we see them circling the stadiums and tracks; while they have also infiltrated our music festivals, beaches, and tourist attractions. Drones Safeguarding Your Food: Climate Change The cool little remotely flown devices are used by architects to get sweeping views of an area or skyscraper, while the army and intelligence agencies rely on them for reliable and low-risk intel. However, this grandeur of innovative applications does not limit the possibilities. Quite the contrary, the autonomously flying choppers can be employed for situations that do not translate to the big screen as well. Such as saving the environment and communities from the adverse effects of climate change. What Can Drones Be Used For? Drones are generally described as being able to gather and analyze information about geography, infrastructure, assets, buildings, the environment, and events quickly and effectively. The availability of such - literally - high-level insights can significantly improve business insights as well as general awareness of the event or object in question.   As such, they can also be used for improving and increasing awareness of environmental issues as well. One of these innovative uses is in agriculture, where drones are used to keep track of food supplies. The benefits of those uncrewed aerial vehicles include their ease of transportation (small and easy to take with you), real-time images and results (for example, through a camera or sensor attached to the drone), and relatively low costs (drones can sell for under 100 €).   Why Drones For Agriculture? Especially for farmers who own vast plots of land, it is crucial to keep a close eye on the state of the planted crops. Or get the bird’s eye view over the fields. This is where drones come in handy, as they can both cover a large area through their long-range capabilities, as well as perform precision farming jobs, through close management of crops and spotting of potential dangers, such as diseases, insect infestations, and extreme weather.   Recommended:  Drones, Robots, And Agriculture: The Future Of Farming Global At the same time, drones can be equipped with special containers and deployment mechanisms that allow them to perform routine jobs such as pesticide deployment instead of the farmer. So, it is not only an extra eye for the farmer but also an extra pair of hands when it comes to working on the land. Importance Of 'Fair' Food Not only do drones in agriculture benefit the farmer, but they will also help in realizing a more transparent and honest food chain, along with adequate information for consumers. Through drones, a map can be made of the origin of certain food products that can be registered and tracked throughout the season.   Recommended:  Vegan Food For A Better Healthier Planet And You This includes taking note of the exact origins of a particular product (which is very important for modern consumers) and providing an overview of if and when it has been treated with certain pesticides or particular fertilization methods. Consumers can be provided with actual proof that a particular food adheres to set quality and sustainability standards.   Not only something useful for the consumer, though: as it can trace back items that are somehow faulty, which will allow for a quicker intervening if something is amiss, preventing the potential (preventive) destruction of many more crops or products. All of this adds to the mission of agricultural companies to be more sustainable and durable in their operations, all the while producing safe and fair  food more efficiently. Big Business Of Agricultural Droning The commercial and desirable values of producing more sustainable and fair products are not the only consideration in the agricultural field. There are many more reasons why drones could improve the day-to-day business, as well as provide value for other chain partners. The current land use can be kept track of, as well as information on plants and crops. This allows for a more sustainable way of farming the available lands, without (unintentionally) maltreating and exploiting the environment.   Similarly, the data on land use and state of plants of crops that are obtained by drones can be compiled and used to generate real insights and recommendations. Knowing what has worked or what has not worked in the past, and analyzing trends in the business and the industry, is critical in coming up with an actionable and effective strategy. This information is used for a variety of applications, including plantation management, agricultural experimentation, and seed production, crop monitoring, and product traceability. Moving To Drone-Only Farming? The image of our lands being farmed by drones alone, that are actively monitoring, detecting, and treating crops accordingly, sure is a compelling one. Farmers would turn into active managers and supervisors, sitting in a room filled with TV-screens showing live footage and graphics instead of knee-deep in the mud.   Recommended:  Climate Change And Pesticides: Should Drones Replace Bees? Will it ever get this far? Maybe, for agriculture businesses that own vast plots of land and are suffering from the current lack of personnel. And, provided that it leads to more sustainable farming and fair and safe products, it is perhaps even the desirable future. Before you go! Recommended:  New Foodscape Alternatives Gets Lots Of Attention In The Netherlands Did you find this an interesting article, or do you have a question or remark? Leave a comment below. We try to respond the same day. Like to write your article about agriculture? Click on  'Register'  or push the button 'Write An Article' on the  'HomePage.'
Stay Updated on Environmental Improvements And Global Innovations