Drones show potential for more than having fun flying it around or filming hard to get to destinations and even spying on others. DJI, one of the companies known for its high end built drones, some of the best on the market, is giving drones an environmentally friendly future. Their latest model, an “octocopter” named Agras MG-1 was manufactured to bring a safer alternative to crops spraying. By using DJI’s Agras MG-1, farmers all around the world could replace the wasteful and pretty much dangerous to the environment surrounding crops of spraying pesticides by using planes, vehicles or even handheld dispensers.
Of course, the eight-rotor drone won’t seem that appealing to open public, but it is, in fact, a step forward for agriculture, which is the main provider of food. It also can better prevent the spreading the pesticides in the environment surrounding crops and reduces the number of time farmers get exposed to the chemicals.
While DJI’s Agras MG-1 is an environmentally friendly way of spraying crops, it does cover less ground and it is more expensive. The Agras MG-1 is being sold first in China and South Korea for $15000 and after it will be available for preorders in other countries. On the long run, it might just seem like a good investment if or example the drones will be equipped with high-resolution cameras that will help farmers check on their crops for signs of drought or disease.
Although it doesn’t seem like a fun feature, it is indeed a safer way of taking care of crops and farmers health. It sure does seem like a more efficient way of using drones than simply flying them around for our amusement.