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Drones are supporting farmers improve productivity in regional Australia.

Case Study: Queensland farmers are using drones in agriculture.

Drones and farming

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Drones are being used across Queensland to assist farmers manage water and assets, such as livestock, buildings and dams. They are increasingly being used to map flows, survey crops and distribute fertilisers which can help increase crop yields.

Using flow mapping, drones can assist farmers measure surface water and collect data to identify the best place to build a dam.

Drone crop surveys, using photography and sensors, can determine areas of low yield and predict expected yield. Aerial photography can also identify weed infestations or any geographic issues. This can be followed up by ground analysis to determine specific soil or pest issues. Drones can also be used to disperse fertilisers more efficiently.

 

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How are drones being used in Australia?

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How are drones being used in Australia?

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How are drones being used in Australia?

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How are drones being used in Australia?

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How are drones being used in Australia?

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How are drones being used in Australia?

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Other uses of drones in Australia
Figure of Disaster relief
How are drones being used in Australia?

Disaster relief

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How are drones being used in Australia?

Fire and rescue

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How are drones being used in Australia?

Environmental management

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How are drones being used in Australia?

Arts

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How are drones being used in Australia?

Remote health

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How are drones being used in Australia?

Goods delivery

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How are drones being used in Australia?

Education and training

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How are drones being used in Australia?

Research and development