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Description: The Fly and Watch Group of Companies in Russia is leading the way in integrating unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) into various fields of human activity, including agriculture. With the use of UAVs such as “Fly and Look,” farmers can perform various tasks from monitoring and analytics to the fight against plant diseases using ultra-low-volume spraying, pest control, and introducing beneficial insects into the fields. The company has developed a special programmable dispenser for quadrocopters that can settle beneficial entomophages, such as Trichogramma, Gabrobracon, and Lacewing, to combat dangerous lepidoptera pests.
Development: To maintain their position in the global and domestic markets, modern technologies are necessary for farmers. The use of biotechnologies for organic farming is becoming increasingly important every day, with organic agricultural products in the Russian and world markets being 2-3 times more expensive. Unmanned agricultural aviation is one of the most innovative areas in Russia today, where quadrocopters can perform tasks such as settling beneficial insects, attracting bees to the fields for better pollination, and effectively spraying biological products. The technology also allows for artificial pollination of gardens and methods of combating rodents with biological baits introduced using quadrocopters.
Consequences: These technologies save a significant part of the crop, increase the efficiency of agricultural technologies, and ultimately allow farmers to earn more by growing better products in large volumes. Although agriculture is a conservative area, innovations such as autopilots for tractors and differentiated application sprayers are now becoming commonplace in Russia. The Fly and Look company’s most in-demand service is the resettlement of entomophages with the help of quadrocopters. By combating dangerous lepidoptera pests such as cotton scoop, stem moth, cabbage scoop, moth, codling moth, leafworm, potato and tomato moth, farmers can achieve better yields and higher quality products.