Agriculture Drone Spraying

Using drones to spray and monitor crops is a great way to reduce costs and improve yields.

Why Use a Drone to Spray and Monitor Your Crops?

Agriculture drone spraying makes it easier to maximise your land.

1. Monitor Crops and Progress

Our drones deliver the best, non-invasive method of capturing crisp images. These enable you to monitor crops and inspect irrigation equipment on an hourly, daily or weekly basis, and you can take critical action as it’s required.

2. Create Better Crop Health

This crisp imaging also allows you to access a detailed view of your land and crops that cannot be seen by the naked eye. In turn, this enables you to enjoy better crop health and productivity, leading to greater profitability.

3. Efficient Spraying and Fertilisation

Apart from providing valuable plant and environmental data, drones are ideal for significantly more efficient crop spraying. Eliminate costly, labour-intensive manual crop spraying and dusting to add valuable time to your day.

What is Drone Spraying?

Aerial spraying Drones are one of the most common methods for dispersing pest and disease treatments in agriculture and farming.

With specialised spraying drones, an operator can remotely pilot drones to deliver disease control, pesticides, fertiliser, seeds and other treatments to crops.

Aerial drone spraying offers improved:

  • Cost-effectiveness. Without the need for full-size aircraft, drone crop spraying is a quick and cost-effective way of protecting your farm.

  • Disease and pest control. Deliver treatments exactly where they’re needed to protect vulnerable crops.

  • Increased crop production. Improve production and reduce waste with tailored drone spraying solutions.

How Drone Spraying Works

Drones have advanced rapidly, offering aerial thermal imaging, with the agriculture industry taking full advantage of the technology.

Drone spraying is specifically designed for spreading chemicals over crops. They are fitted with liquid storage tanks and spraying nozzles that can disperse liquids like pesticides and disease treatments.

They can also be fitted with spreaders which will evenly spread seeds or granular chemicals. While commercial drones carry lower volumes of spraying liquids than larger aircraft, their affordability results in a more cost-effective and accurate process overall.

Crop spraying drones also provide a much safer application method for difficult terrain or in areas helicopters cannot safely operate.

Benefits of Crop Drone Spraying

Whether you want our team to handle your agriculture drone spraying, or you are interested in owning your own crop spraying drone, there are huge benefits to drone solutions:

Aerial drone spraying offers improved:

  • Unobtrusive – no soil disturbance or compaction

  • No transfer of noxious weeds

  • No crops lost due to heavy machinery

  • Precise dispersal and targeting

  • Cost-effective and efficient applications

  • Reduced spray drift

  • Difficult areas can be accessed easily

  • Can be utilised when the ground is muddy or not suitable for vehicles

This makes drone crop spraying a solution perfect for large operations, as well as for farms that include difficult terrain, such as wineries and tree farms.


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How much land can a drone spray?

Depending on the type of drone being used, how much liquid it is carrying and the application rate of the chemical, agricultural spraying drones may be able to cover up to 40 hectares of crops per day.

How effective is drone spraying?

Drone spraying is highly effective and cost-efficient. Drones can accurately target crops that require treatment, and the downdraft from rotors reduces drift. Additionally, avoiding the need for heavy machinery reduces soil compaction, which is thought to decrease yields by as much as 50%.

How much liquid can a drone carry?

Commercial agriculture drones are capable of carrying payloads of up to 20kg, making them ideal for carrying liquid treatments like pesticides, fertilisers and herbicides.

Agriculture and Crop Spraying Drones

Drone platforms like the DJI Agras T40 and T50 are becoming more affordable.

These systems are accessible, economical and ideal for all types of agricultural operations.

They come with integrated spraying and spreading systems that can be used to distribute pesticides, herbicides, fertilisers, seeds and other treatments.

Newer DJI drones are also compatible with automation systems. That means you can program optimal agriculture drone spraying paths and automate treatments, allowing you to reduce the amount of time and labour invested into each flight.

If you’re ready to invest in crop spraying drones for your operation, talk to our team.

We have access to industry-leading drones, cameras and other payloads from DJI, so we can put together an equipment and training package that suits your spraying, spreading and mapping needs.

Drone Spraying Contractors

Aerial spraying has been used for decades in the agriculture industry. 

Spraying drones combine seamlessly with other agricultural drone technology such as aerial surveying.

Integrated with aerial mapping and monitoring technologies, drone spraying services accurately deliver treatment of crops to maximise their yield and prevent the spread of pests and diseases.

In Australia, all operators carrying out agriculture drone spraying and drone farm mapping must be licensed by the Civil Aviation Safety Authority and the relevant State Government department. 

The drone operators at Toll Uncrewed Systems are fully certified to undertake all aerial spraying operations.

Purchase Your Very Own Crop Spraying Drone

Want ongoing, cost effective agriculture and crop spraying? Purchasing a DJI T40 AGRAS drone has a range of benefits. If you require training on how to operate your drone, we have a course specifically for you.

Speak with our team to see how a crop spraying drone could be the best solution for your operation.

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