Drone Technology for Grapes Precise Pesticide Spraying
Latvian startup AirBoard Inc. has announced the launch of AirBoard AGRO – the first agricultural aerial platform designed for industry-level reliability and precision spraying for vineyards. This aerial pesticide spraying platform will be especially useful in steep and mountainous vineyards.
The primary challenge any vineyard cultivation and business faces is preventing powdery mildew from forming on the vines. While the conventional methods to combat this were either manual labour or the use of helicopters to spray fungicide, both potions had their drawbacks. Fungicide spray by Helicopters does not come cheap neither does it rank high on the precision index either. Using Manual labour would mean workers walking through vineyards (could lead to soil compaction) with heavy 20kg or so backpacks plus their prolonged exposure to chemicals is risky. Vineyard owners in Germany spend 25,000 EUR / 10 ha annually for pesticide spraying with a helicopter.
AirBoard AGRO the gen next aerial vehicle provides a solution to all these challenges and more with its specialized features:
capacity of 60 litres
fifty times faster than manual spraying
twice as cost effective than using a helicopter service
five times more precise than helicopter sprays
ground facing radar that helps enhance spray quality
All these properties put together help sustain better root growth as soil compaction by footfall is eliminated and also helps avoid health risks to workers, besides precision spraying will help reduce use of excess fertilizers/pesticides leading to a more natural crop eventually. Thanks to the use of AirBoard AGRO-its user/ vineyard owner will be able to focus better on their business and worry lesser about the challenges. Not only is AirBoard AGRO less noisy being powered by electricity makes it is 100% environment friendly too. It is backed by Alchemist Accelerator – ranked #1 B2B accelerator in the world by Forbes and Boost VC – a Silicon Valley-based accelerator run by fourth generation venture capitalist Adam Draper.
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Intelligent Agriculture is the trend of all over the world. And the intelligent drone act as a important role in this world plan.
Agriculture spraying drone can replace the traditional pesticide sprayer and it's speed is 40times of the traditional sprayer. It will save 90% water and 30%-40% pesticide. Small droplet diameter make the pesticide more well-distribute and improve the effect. At the same time, it will make the people faraway from the pesticide and reduce the pesticide remain of the crop.