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Vol. 11, Special Issue 4 (2022)

Drones: New generation technology for crop protection

Manobharathi K, Sankarganesh E, Gowthaman T and Shaik Faheem Akhtar
Agriculture is the prime source of income in developing countries with 60 percent of people directly or indirectly linked. With the advancement in the agricultural sector, the productivity of crops is increased manifold. Nevertheless, early detection and control of pest infestations are still a major concern. Delayed or improper application of pesticides at right time may favor an increase in crop loss. Though farmers keep trying to conserve crops, they are unable to succeed at the maximum level due to inadequate monitoring and proper management practices. Also, most of the producers are adopting unsuitable methods for monitoring the crops due to a lack of sufficient facilities. The involvement of hi-tech agriculture and the influence of technology in the agricultural sector have been always productive since its commencement. In recent times, various techniques and innovative technologies were introduced to replace manual involvement. Of which, drone technology was applied for various agricultural purposes viz., crop pest protection, crop nutrient application, crop growth monitoring etc. The use of drone technology has the potential to provide a sustainable solution in the context of enhancing the productivity as well as efficiency of the agriculture sector. The present review focused on drone technology and its significance in crop protection.
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How to cite this article:
Manobharathi K, Sankarganesh E, Gowthaman T and Shaik Faheem Akhtar. Drones: New generation technology for crop protection. The Pharma Innovation Journal. 2022; 11(4S): 1781-1786.

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