Pesticides, fertilisers to be ‘air-dropped’

Elvera Bartels

Having ready for a new-age agriculture the place technology and IT solutions will play a important part, Prof Jayashankar Telangana State Agricultural University will start out experimenting with drone spraying of pesticides and fertilisers.

Starting the forthcoming kharif year, the college will measure the affect of these types of spraying on several pieces of a plant and gather data.

Working procedures

“We will pin litmus paper-like material to the leaves at distinct concentrations of the plant. We can rely the intensity of the spray by measuring the range of droplets. Different crops need distinct doses of pesticide sprays, and at distinct concentrations of the plant,” V Praveen Rao, Vice-Chancellor, informed BusinessLine.

The university’s experts will develop Common Working Methods (SOPs) on the peak at which the drones should really fly, the width of spray protection, and the intensity of the spray on several pieces of the plant.

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