Ukraine became the world leader in the growth of drones for agriculture
According to the results of last year, Ukraine became the world leader in increasing the fleet of agricultural unmanned spraying drones, overtaking Brazil, Argentina and the countries of East Asia, according to the Ukrainian integrator of unmanned solutions DroneUа.
According to him, at the end of 2021, the fields of Ukraine were treated by about 1.5 thousand spraying drones, and their number continues to grow. The company predicts that by the end of the agricultural season in 2022, the area cultivated by agricultural drones will double, to 2 million hectares from 1 million hectares last year.
Agrodrones are an additional harvest due to the absence of technological tracks – up to 4% with classical ground processing and zero damage to tall crops. Last year, Ukraine produced an additional 157 thousand tons of crops per 1 million hectares of crops processed by drones. This is food for a full daily ration at least 160,000 people in Africa.Drone Ua, press release
Thus, the double growth of acreage treated by spraying drones will provide Ukraine with up to 300,000 tons of additional crop this season.
In addition, the use of agricultural drones saves an average of 5.5 million tons of fuel per 1 million hectares of cultivated land, reduces water use by about 200 thousand tons, and also reduces the carbon footprint by 14 thousand tons.
Agricultural drones are changing the model of farming. Technical resources will be attracted exclusively through external contractors – service companies that take responsibility for the maintenance of equipment, staff training, and the high-quality performance of technological operations.Drone Ua, press release
According to the DroneUA website, the company is the largest importer and distributor of drones in the market of Ukraine and Eastern Europe, presents technological solutions from the brands XAG, EcoFlow, Pix4D, Parrot, Chasing, DroneDeploy, AgroCares, etc. The group of companies has its own engineering, manufacturing and service divisions, a data processing center has been opened.
The technological solutions presented by DroneUA are used on more than 4 million hectares of sown areas in Ukraine.