The evolutionary rate of technological advancement right now is tremendous. New technological ideas are assisting a wide variety of industries. One such industry that has been previously considered once dominated more by humans than machines is that of agriculture. Agricultural experts have been relying on new technologies for some time in both the production and cultivation of crops. But, with new advancements, agriculturists are now looking towards machines to help solve a major issue they face, climate change. According to reports from NASA, 95% of the global climate issue has been caused by human activity. Now, a revolutionary method of combating the issue of climate change is through the use of drone technology.
The concept of drones being utilized in sectors of defense to ensure security and manage feedback from within enemy areas is common for many armies around the world. Recently drones have also become largely popular in more creative fields such as photography and videography. But drones have also held a vital role in farming recently as well.
Drones have been proven to be very successful in helping farmers plant crops, pollinate crops, collect data on existing and future crops, as well as manage and monitor livestock. Drones have saved farmers hundreds of hours and money taking on jobs that previously had to be done manually. Because of the huge help drones have provided to agriculturists, they are now looking to spread that aid into finding ways of curbing climate change damage.
Much like how drones have been used to plant crops, they are now being used to distribute and plant tree seedlings. According to BioCarbon Engineering, drones have the capability to deploy upwards of 100,000 tree seedlings in just one hour. Not only can these drones plant trees in huge quantities, but they can also plant a variety of species all at the same time.
It is widely agreed upon that one of the key methods in tackling the global climate issue is through reforestation. The amount of time and money that would be required to to repair damage caused by logging companies and natural disasters, like fires, would be astronomical. Time is of the essence in this situation, and companies like DroneSeed have the technology to achieve realistic gains with this dire world wide problem.