The future for drones on the farm just keep growing.
DJI, which makes the popular line of Phantom drones, recently announced its newest product: Agras MG-1, an agricultural drone for spraying crops.
The 8-rotor Agras will be able to achieve a maximum speed of 8 meters per second, covering seven to 10 acres per hour and carrying about 10 kilograms of liquid, according to the company.
Here’s how it will work:
“During flight, the drone scans the terrain below in real-time, automatically maintaining its height and distance from plants to ensure application of an optimal amount of liquid … Users can select automatic, semi-automatic or manual operation modes, depending on terrain, with uniform spraying carried out via the drone’s nozzles.”
The Agras MG-1 will be available first in China, followed by other countries.