Drones in farms get wings
Life science firm Bayer on Tuesday conducted a field demonstration on use of drones in agricultural operations at its multi-crop breeding center in Chandipa, near Hyderabad.
First such by the firm, it came on the back of Bayer securing approvals to conduct research and development and agriculture spraying operations to make the drone technology available for smallholders.
Stating this the firm, in a release, said, drones can help support more targeted applications of insect, weed and disease-control products. The move will ensure correct dosage and also limit the risk of accidental exposure to chemicals. Besides, drones also offer real-time agronomic advisory to farmers, enhancing farm productivity and fostering sustainability, it said.