Farmers are required to manage acres of farmland at a time, and have recently begun to tap into aerial technology to do so efficiently and sustainably. DJI MG-1S revolutionizes the way in which farmers can utilize drones to manage and take care of their crops.
The MG-1S controller includes a bright 5.5 inch/1080p display that is visible even under strong sunlight.
At this year’s SIMA, one of the most important agricultural business trade shows on the planet, farmers and agricultural industry executives were introduced to a number of drones specifically designed to help farmers everywhere work smarter and more efficiently in areas such as crop inspection, irrigation management, crop consulting and spraying. By utilizing innovative drone technology coupled with the very latest software, farmers are now able to reduce the time it takes to complete routine tasks, maximize crop yields and ultimately increase their profits.
Or, put more simply, the whole world of Precision Agriculture has become a *very* big thing.
One of the stars of the show was DJI’s AGRAS MG-1S, an upgrade of the DJI AGRAS MG-1 which was launched back in 2015.
DJI’s Agras M-1S caused quite a stir at the SIMA show in Paris
The AGRAS MG-1S integrates a number of cutting-edge DJI technologies, including the new A3 Flight Controller, which has an algorithm optimized for agricultural use – ensuring stable flight even with sloshing liquids disrupting the balance of the aerial platform. The radar system is made up of three high-precision, millimetre-wave radars placed on the front & rear slopes and the bottom of the spray tank. The first two detect the terrain, allowing the aircraft to adjust its height. The downward radar provides precise height.
As the radars scan, the MG-1S is able to perceive the change of terrain and adjust its altitude above the crops accordingly. When paired with the MG Intelligent Operation Planning System and the DJI Agriculture Management Platform, farmers are able to work with a powerful tool to plan operations, manage flights in real-time, and closely monitor the aircraft operating status.
But it takes the correct software to optimize this product.
The DJI Smarter Farming package is an end-to-end solution for precision agriculture. The package enables complete crop analysis management thanks to DJI’s aerial mapping technology and the use of PrecisionHawk software. Farmers are not only able to complete tasks much more quickly but they are also able to get a more precise picture of the health of their fields.