Increasing crop yield and sustainability with the latest technology

Over many generations, farmers used to “walk the field” in order to scout the crops, to gather data that would help them to predict natural conditions and react to them in the quickest way possible, in order to achieve an efficient agriculture.

Drones have revolutionized agriculture, by allowing farmers to inspect larger areas in much less time and gather types of information that was never before possible. Today, from the comfort of a single take-off zone, farmers can capture data on crop health, projected yields, and potential problems, enabling them to make informed decisions about the correct levels and types of fertilizer or pesticide application.

Applications of Agricultural Drone Technology

Crop Inspection

UAVs can carry a powerful combination of video cameras that record in infrared and visible spectrum to create a crop image that cannot be seen by the naked eye. It highlights the differences between healthy and affected plants, allowing farmers to intervene quickly where necessary and reduce the risk of crop failure. Drones can perform a periodic crop check, combining these images in a time-lapse video sequence and highlighting the differences.

Crop Consulting

The days of scouting the fields by foot are over. This traditional method involves intense work, it is time consuming and it can be difficult when crops are dense. Drones provide farmers with larger inspection capabilities to efficiently monitor their crops, by assessing them on a scale, while creating maps that help them better manage their crops and time. By mounting cameras with high-resolution sensors on drones, even plant counting can be done so that more accurate crop estimates can be made.

Irrigation Management

Farms around the world are constantly looking to optimize water consumption. However, too much or too little affects productivity, which means that detailed tracking and monitoring is needed. Once crops, such as corn, begin to reach certain heights, tracking irrigation by conventional methods can be difficult. Drones paired with thermal cameras are ideal in this case, as they are able to detect from above what humans cannot from the ground. Drone images provide farmers with detailed information about pooling or leaks and the condition of the fields, allowing them to use water resources more effectively.

Crop Spraying

For decades, farmers have relied on either manual spraying or spraying equipment for tractors to cover larger fields. None of these options are ideal, as they are both labour-intensive and they cost a lot. Agricultural drones have the ability to carry a large payload of spray and can be operated more safely at a fraction of the cost compared to crop dusters, and more efficiently than manually spraying from a vehicle. By using drones, modern farms have a new spraying tool that reduces workload and maximizes coverage.

Our Spraying Drones

An area in which the innovative use of drones has been successfully introduced is that of aerial spraying. Agricultural drones have the ability to carry a large payload of spray and can be operated more safely and with far more precision than a traditional tractor or a conventional aircraft. This helps reduce costs and potential pesticide exposure to workers who would have needed to spray those crops manually.

Probably the most important advantage of using drones for spraying is that they are capable to work in areas inaccessible to other equipment due to weather or ground conditions (for example: soil soaked due to rain).

ADT Eagle S 10l - 4M

10 liter tank and 2 double nozzles

ADT Eagle S 10L – 4M is an agricultural drone suitable for agriculture, fruit growing and viticulture, designed to increase efficiency and crop management, with a 10 liter tank and 2 double nozzles.

ADT Eagle S 30l - 6M

30 liter tank and 4 centrifugal nozzles

ADT Eagle S 30L – 6M is an agricultural drone suitable for the biggest fields, designed to increase efficiency and crop management, with a 30 liter tank and 4 electrostatic centrifugal nozzles.

ADT Aquila S 20l - 4M

20 liter tank and 4 centrifugal nozzles

ADT Aquila S 20L- 4M is an agricultural quadcopter designed to increase efficiency and crop management in plant protection and fertilization. It can carry 20L of liquid, covering 1.5 hectares in a single flight.

Quick Compare

ADT Eagle S 10l – 4M ADT Eagle S 16l – 6M ADT Aquila S 20l – 8M
Liquid tank volume 10 liter 16 liter 2 x 10 liter
Net weight 11 kg 15 kg 20 kg
Takeoff weight 15 kg 21 kg 25 kg
Maximum take-off weight 25 kg 37 kg 50 kg
Flight time 20-25 minutes 20-25 minutes 10-25 minutes
Flight radius 0-1000 m 0-1000 m 0-2000 m
Flying altitude 0-20 m 0-20 m 0-20 m
Flying speed 0-10 m/s 0-10 m/s 0-10 m/s
Operating temperature -10° C to 70° C -10° C to 70° C -10° C to 70° C
Humidity 0-90% 0-90% 0-90%
Spray speed 0-8 m/s 0-8 m/s 0-8 m/s
Spray width / Number of nozzles 3-4 m / 2 double nozzles >4-5 m / 2 centrifugal spray nozzles >4.5-6.5 m / 4 centrifugal spray nozzles
Spray flow 1-1.5 l / min 1.2-2 l/min 1.5-2.5 l/min
Spraying efficiency 1500-2000 m²/min 1400-2400 m²/min 2200-3000 m²/min
Descending air flow 4-15 m/s 4-15 m/s 4-15 m/s
Wind resistance 10 m/s 10 m/s 10 m/s

For full specifications, please access the details page of each product

Other Benefits
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    farmers are protected from poisonous substances and sunstroke while spraying liquid pesticides, fertilizers and herbicides on the fields.

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    High efficiency
    an area of 20 to 40 ha of land can be covered in a day, which is 30 times larger than with the use of classic backpack sprayers.

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    Environmental protection
    water and soil pollution is significantly reduced due to the fixed position and orientation method.

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    Reduction of losses
    the use of pesticides is cut by 30% by the high degree of atomization and by spraying substances on the entire height of the plants.

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    Water saving
    up to 90% water saving compared to traditional methods, due to the use of an ultra-low volume spray technology.

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    Reduced costs
    costs are reduced by 97% compared to traditional spraying methods.

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    Wide range of applications
    drones are not influenced by terrain configuration or crop height. They easily manage low-altitude flights and they do not damage plants, being operated by an ergonomic and innovative remote control.

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    Efficiency & Effectiveness
    The large spray width of our drones covers a larger area with one pass. Pesticides are sprayed on the entire height of the plants, using the air flow generated by the propeller and increasing the efficiency of the nozzles.

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    Easy to use and transport
    ADT drones can be operated easily and efficiently even by a beginner. Our drones have a foldable frame, being easy to pack and transport.

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    Continuous operation
    The 4-arm design allows the ADT drone to operate continuously, while the engines take over the equally distributed load. This avoids engine overheating, eliminating cooling periods and saving substantial time.

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    Quality control
    Before delivery, each drone is 100% tested and must undergo a rigorous quality control to confirm that it meets the highest standards of performance, safety and durability.

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    Neat design
    ADT agricultural drones are based on a special wiring board for the assembly of engines and the ESC system, which allows for a well ordered arrangement of internal cables.

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    Easy maintenance and repair
    ADT drones have an extended life-span and very low maintenance costs due to interchangeable high quality components.