Precision Agriculture and Forestry using Drones
In the field of precision agriculture, more and more use is being made of the support provided by autonomous airborne systems. The purpose is to identify differences in the soil and the productivity of an area, from which to produce information in relation to plant vitality, make harvest forecasts and enable the best possible use of fertilisers, also bringing energy and cost savings.
Countering the European corn borer: UAVs are used to control pests with precision accuracy, via fully automated distribution of ichneumon flies (trichogramma).
Spraying: dependent upon the size of the usable area, different types of UAV are suitable for completely automated, accurate spreading of fertilisers and pesticides.
The use of drones during recultivation and reforestation can produce precise automated records from the exact same position in each case. Furthermore, unmanned aerial vehicles are ideally suited for producing population inventories of wild animals or livestock, as well as locating game.
There are currently hardly any drones fitted with production-developed equipment specifically for applying or spraying agricultural agent. BLADESCAPE is therefore working closely with high-tech partners to develop and produce tailor-made solutions for individual requirements, such as hoppers for the precise application of wasp larvae to combat caterpillar pests, or loudspeakers to disperse starlings. The UAV can therefore be adapted to meet specific customer requirements.
As a full service provider we support our customers at every stage,
assisting with requirements definition, procurement of the best airframes and suitable sensor systems, the clarification of legal matters, tailor-made special developments, conducting test flights, operating the drones, as well as data analysis and interpretation.