Ukraine is looking at agricultural drone technology to ensure it continues to be a major player in the global grains market despite escalating geopolitical tensions.
Robotic Agrosystems, one of the largest drone service providers in Ukraine, recently ordered 100 agricultural drones from XAG. The company expects to help cultivate more than 500,000 hectares of crops with drone sprayers in the 2022 farming season.
As the “breadbasket of Europe” and a major exporter of grains and oilseeds, Ukraine’s interest in agricultural drones is not surprising. Against the background of rising fuel prices and climate change, farmers are increasingly looking for cost-saving, nimble tools to manage crops.
Drones with autonomous operations not only relieve human labor, but their precision application feature also helps to cut down the use of pesticides. This is why, in 2021 also, many farms used drones for a variety of purposes, including weeding, fertilization, pest and…