Agriculture Drones Are Having Their Moment

DJI’s Agras T16 agricultural drone is currently being featured at the Guggenheim Museum in New York City as part of an art exhibit called Countryside, The Future.

The exhibit was created to explore the “digital impact on the physical world,” and specifically the impact of new technologies on rural areas.

The Agras is a drone created just for agricultural drone applications, with a unique spraying feature that allows it to apply fertilizers and pesticides to crops.

Recently DJI retrofitted the Agras to spray disinfectant instead of agriculture-related materials to help fight the spread of the coronavirus. The Agras has reportedly been used to spray disinfectant over 3 million square meters in Shenzhen, where DJI is based.

And when you look at the Agras, it’s easy to see why it would be chosen for an exhibit showcasing futuristic technology made for rural areas.

Given the anticipated increase in demand for drones to help support these new large farms, XAG has projected that they will double sales of their ag drones in 2020. (However, it’s worth noting that these projections were made before the coronavirus hit.)

In addition to its ag drones, XAG has announced plans to launch a self-driving vehicle to support agricultural operations.