DJI’s agriculture drone for crop spraying, the DJI AGRAS T20, makes agricultural spraying easier, smarter, and safer.

Crop spraying by drone, while not widely legal in the U.S., has been adopted elsewhere around the world.  As agricultural drones get easier to fly and ever more automated, crop spraying by drone offers agronomists a better, more efficient, and less expensive option.  Today, DJI announced the DJI AGRAS T20: a high performance and intelligent precision agriculture spraying drone.

The DJI AGRAS T20 is modular, portable, and ready for any environment: “from its easy autonomous flight planning and terrain-sensing radar, to its extended flight time, high payload capacity, and off-the-grid power options,” says the DJI release.

Portable, Easy To Operate

The DJI AGRAS T20 folds and unfolds in seconds: the spray tank and battery are both swappable, reducing downtime. “Thanks to a new programmable DJI AGRAS Smart Controller 2.0 and the DJI AGRAS app, the user interface runs smoothly and is incredibly intuitive,” says the press release. “In addition, the smart controller comes with an ultra-bright 5.5-inch display, which remains readable even under direct sunlight. It also supports external battery packs and can last twice as long as other remote controllers, perfect for lengthy or heavy workloads.”

Drone Solutions for Agriculture

Last year, DJI announced the P4 Multispectral, integrated multispectral imaging to allow agronomists to scan fields and gather data about crop health.  This type of precision agriculture has been widely accepted as a significant benefit to increasing yields and decreasing water and chemical resource use, critical in countries faced with food insecurity or agricultural challenges.  Multispectral imaging combined with crop spraying on drones make a compelling solution.

DJI’s agriculture drone solutions stand out because they offer some of the benefits of their mass market solutions: they are easy to use effectively.  “Navigating through challenging terrains is now an issue of the past, thanks to the 3D Flight Route Planning solution. By using the Phantom 4 RTK, operators can scan and map target areas, making it easier to identify all aspects of the field. In Orchard mode 3.0, 3D flight routes can be generated based on the shapes of each tree after they are identified. Afterwards, users can conduct efficient spraying with their DJI AGRAS T20,” says the press release.

Source: https://dronelife.com/