Harvest is being tracked by drones
The global commercial drone market, which was 22.5 billion USD in 2020, reached a market size of 30 million USD in Turkey. Drone production is predicted to reach 43 billion USD in 2024. Dronmarket was founded in 2015 by Ahmet Eren to provide advanced technology drone solutions and serve in this field. Dronmarket, which sells unmanned aerial vehicles, spare parts and accessories for personal and commercial use, is Turkey’s advanced technology drone technologies platform, which closely follows developments abroad and aims to inform its customers. Dronmarket, the official distributor of DJI Enterprise, DJI AGRAS, EMLID, CHASING, FrSky, Sunnysky brands in Turkey, offers advanced drone technology solutions with its staff. Sharing the information that “I can say that we are in a leading position in drone applications in agriculture.”, dronmarket.com General Manager Serhan Yaldız emphasized that they carry out studies in 5 different areas, namely Dronmarket Industrial, Dronmarket Robotics, Dronmarket Academy (SHGM Approved UAV Trainings) and Mapping. Stating that they carry out their activities with the Headquarters in İstanbul and the R&D office in Sakarya Technocity, Serhan Yaldız expressed that:
“Drones used in the agricultural sector have completely changed the way many farmers and other agricultural enterprises carry out their business, especially in the last 3 years. Drones used in agriculture physiologically examine crops, monitor plant health, detect diseased and harmful plants, spray, fertilize and seed. Its advantages are 20% -50% medicine savings, 5-7% loss of tractor tracks, 95% water saving with 1/20 water use compared to the tractor, spraying after rainfall, preventing water imbalance in paddy fields caused by tractor tracks.
Drones used in the agricultural sector are very technical products, so it is very important to explain their use and benefits to our farmers. We raise the awareness of our farmers with explanatory catalogs that explain the differences between conventional agricultural machines and drones. We help making analysis such as how much benefit can you provide in which product, how to get the maximum result with the minimum input as we evaluate on the basis of each product. In particular, we are experimenting with one’s own field in order to show how tasks can be assigned to the drone in the field by making practical flights. So we work both remotely and jointly on the customer’s own field.
Farmers have begun to see the benefits of drone technology to agriculture for the last 2 years. Especially with the pandemic, they began to quickly adapt to technology and the advantages it provides. Today, we see that the interest in drones has increased especially in the use of spraying and plant health monitoring. Practicality and efficiency in spraying increase the interest in drone technologies. There are some plants in particular that drone technology is the perfect partner for them. For example, paddy fields are a type of plant whose water balance should remain very sensitive. Since the water balance in the field is disrupted in spraying with conventional agricultural tools, the yield loss is quite high. This loss is prevented in aerial spraying with drones. It saves farmers time and prevents loss of yield. This and the loss of yield also apply to other agricultural products. Detecting diseases in large areas is also an important workload for the farmer. It allows the farmer to intervene in the disease while detecting the damage with the disease detection made with the multispectral cameras. We can reproduce samples in many plants, in short, farmers will prefer agricultural drones more in the near future.”