Farmers get low-down on agricultural drones

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A Waikato company that builds remote aerial drones believes the craft could be the next big tool adopted by New Zealand farmers.

Known as drones, multicopters or unmanned areal vehicles (UAV), these gadgets have huge applications for farmers, Aeronavics’ Simon Thomson told farmers at a Beef+ Lamb field day near Glen Murray.

The UAVs are designed and manufactured by Aeronavics out of their office at Raglan. The craft are sold as kits or come complete.

Thomson and some of his fellow staff showed how the UAVs could be used by farmers at the field day.

“Ninety-eight per cent of what we make is exported at the moment and it’s quite exciting to have that from a small place in small town New Zealand.

 

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