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.