DJI is global leader in developing and manufacturing innovative drone and camera technology for commercial and recreational use. It’s Phantom series of drones are immensely popular with hobbyists and camera drone enthusiasts alike. The Chinese giant has now released a video in partnership with Kansas State University, a project titled “Feeding the World”. This aims at the utilization of aerial technologies in precision agriculture, in order to provide more sustainable practices and help increase farm yields.
UAVs, like the Sentera Phoenix 2, are increasingly being used for agricultural applications that aim at optimizing farm yields. Farmers using UAV technology have made their operations work more efficiently and saved valuable time during growing seasons.
DJI and Kansas State University are indulging in agricultural research that includes crop stress monitoring, aerial imaging, precision spraying, and the development of next-generation unmanned aerial systems for agricultural use.
Ray Asebedo, assistant professor of precision agriculture at Kansas State University, said “The population by 2050 is expected to reach 9 billion people here on earth. What that means for agriculture is that we’ve got to double production.”
Farmers are also immensely pleased with what the advances in drone technology are doing for agriculture. Ron Ohlde, of Ohlde Seed Farms, had this to say: “In our operation, the use of drones has helped us tremendously. We used to have to walk our fields. Now drone technology gives us data back virtually immediately.”
“Our partnership with Kansas State University is helping educators, students and researchers develop more sustainable practices that increase yields in agriculture,” said Romeo Durscher, DJIs director of education. “We’re proud to part of the solution by improving agriculture for the future.”