The Chinchinim Agricultural Club (CAC) used drone technology to fertilise a field in Goa. This model has already been replicated on a trial basis in other fields and farms in the state. The drones will come at a ‘rock-bottom price’ for the farmer, who may have to spend only Rs 30 paisa per square metre of cultivation.
However, because to the assistance and zeal of Fr George Quadros, who has helped many other farmer groups with same problem, minimum labour was engaged through mechanised ploughing and transplanting.
Not only that, but Fr Quadros of the Don Bosco Institute and CAC agreed to create the ‘Digaum Band’ the first field in Goa to utilise drone technology. This concept has previously been tested in various fields and farms around Goa.
To get a better understanding, the fields were treated utilising precision drone technology and nano urea, spraying minuscule droplets of fertiliser on the leaves of the rice crop while preventing excess fertiliser falling into the water. Weed control employs the same technology.
Agri Game Changer
Fr Quadros elaborated on the next steps for employing drones and the long-term advantages for farmers. “We have done our research on the amount of chemicals, insecticides and fertilisers to be utilised and having accomplished our experiments, we are ready to go out in full swing in this season. This is for everyone who wants their fields fertilised or their plants looked after. Whatever their needs are, the drone will meet them,” Fr Quadros stated.
He further stated that the drones will be available at a “rock-bottom price” for farmers, who may just have to spend Rs 30 paisa per square metre of crop. Fr Quadros went on to say that by introducing the drone, they will conserve the land, accomplish effective management, and assist farmers safeguard their futures.
An agricultural drone is an unmanned aerial vehicle that is used in agricultural operations, mostly for yield optimization and crop growth and crop output monitoring. Drones in agriculture collect data on crop development phases, crop health, and soil differences.
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