The use of agricultural drones, which offer the opportunity to spray, fertilize and seed regardless of land conditions and time, is increasing day by day both in the world and in Turkey. In fact, the global agricultural drone market is projected to reach 1 billion dollars by 2024. Farmers now benefit more from the advantages and conveniences provided by technology. One of these is agricultural drones, whose use among farmers is increasing day by day. Drones are the biggest helpers of farmers all over the world, as they can easily make applications in periods when the tractor cannot enter the field and on lands that it cannot reach, save up to 40% of pesticides with the ability to spray up to 1500 decares per day, and prevent yield loss due to tire tracks in the field. The ever-growing agricultural drone market is projected to reach $1 billion globally in 2024.
A farmer who sprayed with a drone during the season saved 10 million TL in 250 thousand decares of land spraying
Stating that the most important parameter for farmers during the spraying season is time, Serhan Yaldız, General Manager of Dronmarket, Turkey’s leading drone technologies platform;
“Thanks to drones, the agricultural sector experienced a noticeable increase in crops in 2022. A farmer who sprayed with drones during the season saved 10 million TL in 250 thousand decares of land spraying. At the same time, farmers who saved their crops from great damage thanks to rapid intervention are very satisfied with drone technology. While traditional spraying methods cause up to 5% damage to the land, this rate is 0% in spraying with drones. Plant diseases and pests intervened in time save the crop to a great extent. Considering the cost of gasoline and diesel fuel, drones provide advantages to the user not only in terms of time but also in economic terms. Although they vary depending on the model, agricultural drones also save money on pesticides in the long run due to their drug storage capacity and the use of a more concentrated mixture. At the same time, unconscious water use is also prevented. This is promising for the future of agriculture.”
In 2022, more than 100,000 hectares of agricultural land were sprayed with agricultural drones in Turkey
In 2022, more than 100,000 hectares of agricultural land were sprayed with agricultural drones in Turkey, Yaldız said;
“The agricultural sector has been the year when drones reached the highest usage volume so far. We expect this number to double in the coming season. Because with the new models and brands, agricultural spraying will be done only with drones in the near future. Drone costs are much more reasonable compared to other agricultural machinery. This is a great advantage for the farmer. Battery-powered agricultural drones provide uninterrupted spraying by charging in short periods of time if used with a generator suitable for the drone in the field.”
About Dronmarket: Dronmarket.com was established in 2015 to offer advanced technology drone solutions and provide services in this field. Dronmarket.com is Turkey’s first drone technology platform that sells unmanned aerial vehicles, spare parts and accessories for personal and commercial use, closely follows overseas developments and aims to inform its followers. As the official distributor of DJI Enterprise, DJI AGRAS, EMLID, CHASING, FrSky, Sunnysky brands in Turkey, dronmarket.com offers advanced drone technology solutions with its expert staff. Dronmarket.com, which is a pioneer in drone applications in agriculture, continues its activities in 5 different fields, Dronmarket Industrial, Dronmarket Robotics, Dronmarket Academy (DGCA Approved UAV Trainings) and Mapping. Dronmarket.com, which has made a name for itself with its domestic and international projects to date, continues its activities with its headquarters in Istanbul and R&D offices in Sakarya Teknokent campus.