UAV-technology within the cultivation industry

Today the availability of UAV-technology in the form of drones are increasing rapidly, but despite the potential of the technology, the use of it in agriculture is little.

We want to stimulate increased use of UAV-technology within agriculture by showing the positive effects it might have. To investigate this we do test flights with drones over different cultivation fields. These test flights is run with different cameras and we compare the result to traditional nitrogen sensors and other terrestrial measurements. Some of the gains we see is that an increased use of digital technology will lead to are increased profitability and greater environmental concerns through decreased dependency on fossil fuels and less overfertilisation. The aim of the whole project is to get more farmers to use UAV- and sensor technology by demonstrating and communicating the good results the use can lead to.

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Mats Söderström
0511-672 44
mats.soderstrom@slu.se

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SLU Skara
http://www.slu.se/
Hushållssällskapet Skaraborg
http://hushallningssallskapet.se/
Agroväst Livsmedel AB
www.agrovast.se

Hans Nilsson

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