Investigations Of Drones For Pesticide Spraying In Agriculture

Document Type : Primary Research paper

Authors

1 Assistant Professor, Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Karunya Institute of Technology and Sciences, Coimbatore

2 Professor, Department of CSE, Karpagam College of Engineering, Coimbato

Abstract

In India, about 58 percent of rural population directly depend on agriculture as a
means of livelihood. But the untimely climatic conditions due to floods, droughts, famines,
global warming, etc cause an imbalance in the production, especially during the important
seasons of rabi and kharif. Apart from that, even after following regular procedure to
irrigate the fields in a proper manner, there comes problem with plant eating insects,
which affect the plant life and its product. So, it makes necessary for farmers to keep away
insects by making use of pesticides. But anything in excess or important usage will hamper
the plant growth. Hence, the modern solution of such a problem is, doing the same task
using drones. Hence, in this paper, we would present survey on different types of drones
used for pesticide spraying purpose in agriculture and compare the works of different
individuals regarding the same. We also include an idea on how to solve the problem by
developing a drone.

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