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Drones used in farming and conservation

Discussion in 'Agriculture' started by Jack Telford, Feb 2, 2016.

  1. Jack Telford

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    Just finished working on a piece focusing on how drones can be used in conservation and agriculture (among other things).

    We've covered some really interesting stuff, like how they can:

    -Fight Criminals
    -Save Avocado Trees
    -Help Farmers Survey their Land

    If you're interested, take a look here: Environmental Impact of Drones

    I'd love to know what you all think, or if you've seen them used similarly.
     
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  2. robsquad

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    bbc springwatch / autumnwatch been using them for ages now
     
  3. gringorio

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    Nice article! Do you know about conservationdrones.org?
     
  4. Mikebike

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    I've started doing some work for a couple conservation districts in Western Kentucky this Summer, all volunteer at this point, hopefully it'll turn into paid gigs though.
     
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    Great stuff I'm pretty new to drones but this is the direction I want to go with it. I live in western colorado and once I get a little better I'm going to start approaching some neighbors about helping to find lost cattle, checking irrigation, land surveys and so on.
     
  7. Quamera

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    The main reason I have purchased my P4 is for agriculture, finding stock in scrubby paddocks, checking water points and monitoring feral animals on our own property. I can see it saving a lot of time, fuel and frustration and as the manufacturers improve range and flying time they will become ever more popular. I almost went for the Mavic but being conservative preferred the more proven P4 also because there are several P3s & P4s nearby in case of battery or spare parts problems.