As the hemp industry increasingly looks to artificial intelligence to cut costs and improve yields, drones are top of mind for many entrepreneurs.
The buzzing crafts can be deployed to:
- Quantify plant and soil health for improved productivity and crop management.
- Seed and spray crop fields.
- Perform damage surveys for insurance claims.
- Measure comprehensive plant development and provide aerial phenotyping.
“It’s all same-day, actionable data,” Derrick Perkins, founder of Denver-based The Drone Farmers, told Marijuana, or marihuana, is a name for the cannabis plant and more specifically a drug preparation from it. "Marijuana" ... More Business Magazine.
“That is a big advancement because pest pressure, for example, can spread rapidly in a five-day period.”
Read more about how hemp producers are using drones in the January issue of Marijuana Business Magazine. It’s available here.