At present, it is an important period of rice growth, and a UAV is carrying out operations. After ten minutes, the spraying of more than ten acres of rice fields is completed.
“I only started to operate UAV this year. In June, July, and August, this drone sprayed more than 10,000 acres of pesticides, which previously required hundreds of manuals to solve it.”
Mr. Gao, a villager of Longshan Village, who is operating an agricultural drone, said that agricultural drone saves time and effort. Compared with manual judgment based on experience, the whole process of computer operation greatly improves the accuracy, reduces the amount of pesticide used, and makes agricultural production more “green” and more environmentally friendly.
Most areas of Dandong are hilly and mountainous areas, and the paddy fields are mainly concentrated in Donggang City. The earliest was to invite people to use drones for spraying. In recent years, unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) operation has become popular.
Mr. Gao said there are at least 40 or 50 unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) in the Dandong area, and the owners of these UAVs are in contact with each other. Mr. Jiang in Longshan Village has several drones.
It is easy to damage crops when walking, and farmers are also prone to poisoning and heatstroke. However, use an agricultural drone can effectively avoid these risks.
The cost of UAV is not high, which is almost the same as manual operation. It takes more than 10 hours a day to spray pesticides for 40-50 acres, while UAV can spray at least 400 or 500 acres of paddy field every day under the condition of good weather, flat terrain, and fewer obstacles.
The drone owner’s van is loaded with generators. In the whole process of UAV operation, the generator keeps charging the UAV battery. Mr. Gao said that in one day, gasoline costs are more than 100 yuan.
“Although UAVs are not difficult to operate, they also need to work with certificates.” Mr. Gao said. He had been trained for more than half a month in a professional training school, and only after passing the test can I purchase a drone for operation.
Another UAV operator, Mr. Song, the first year to operate the UAV, said: “a drone costs 60000 yuan, so it’s almost no problem to earn money in next year.”