Drones for Agriculture - Crop Dusting, Scouting and Inspections

Agriculture 2017-06-04T21:23:22+00:00

Maximize yields by allowing you to easily track your crops.

  • Find the malnourished areas in the field for efficient fertilizer user application
  • Precision spraying for insecticides/pesticides
  • Revolutionary drone for precision agriculture
  • Harvest vital information for quick response, operational efficiency and ultimately better yields
  • Use drone data to improve farming efficiency all year long
  • Keep track of livestock, grazing patterns and compile plant counts

Simply put, drones can be used to quickly tell you useful, actionable information about your crops. They help you maximize yields by allowing you to easily track changes in crop health, estimate crop yields, optimize variable rate prescriptions, plan drainage and irrigation repairs, generate accurate VARI and NDVI data, and detect infestations of pests and fungi before they spread. On a more basic level they grant you a bird’s-eye view of your crop which allows you to see plant variations and patterns indistinguishable at ground level.

Like manned aircraft, drones can grant you an illuminating aerial perspective and show you your entire crop in one image. Like satellite remote sensing, they can make use of normal RGB optical cameras, near infrared cameras, and multispectral cameras to create precise NDVI data about plant health. Unlike both manned aircraft and satellites, drones are affordable, they are able to give you data whenever you need it, and they are autonomous enough to allow even inexperienced operators to generate meaningful results.

If you are a farmer, agronomist, or someone else who wants to get started using drones for agricultural purposes there are two different ways to go about it. One way is to purchase the drone and equipment, get your remote pilot certification, and operate it yourself. The other is to hire a professional to do all the work and deliver the information you’re looking for. ABJ Drones is able to assist you every step of the way no matter which path you choose. We can recommend and provide all the hardware you need as well as both preparation for your remote pilot certificate and hands on training. We also have a nationwide pilot network of professionals ready to assist you at any time.


Maximum Efficiency

The powerful propulsion system enables the MG-1 to carry up to 10kg of liquid payloads, including pesticide and fertilizer. The combination of speed and power means that an area of 4,000-6,000 m² can be covered in just 10 minutes, or 40 to 60 times faster than manual spraying operations. The intelligent spraying system automatically adjusts its spray according to the flying speed so that an even spray is always applied. This way, the amount of pesticide or fertilizer is precisely regulated to avoid pollution and economize operations.

  • 7-10Acres / Hour
  • 10kgPayload
  • 40-­60 times faster than manual spraying
  • Liquid Tank

Reliability and Longevity

Equipment used in plant protection operations is susceptible to dust and corrosion, leading to high cost of maintenance and shortened lifespans. To counteract degradation, the MG-1 is designed with a sealed body and an efficient, integrated centrifugal cooling system. As it flies, the surrounding air enters the aircraft body via the front inlet, equipped with a triple filter system that keeps dust and particulate matter from entering. The air then passes through each of the aircraft’s arms to the motors, capturing heat from all components and the entire structure before exiting and dissipating the heat to the surrounding air. The combination of cooling and filtering increases the expected lifespan of each motor by up to three times.

Accurate Spraying

Spray nozzles can be chosen according to the properties of each liquid to optimize atomization, energy efficiency and the amount of liquid sprayed. The included nozzle is resistant to wear and can be used for thousands of hours of effective spraying without degradation. In total, the MG-1 has four nozzles, each placed directly below a motor. The downward airflow generated by the propellers accelerates the spray, increasing its reach.

  • Interchangeable Nozzle
  • Atomized Spraying
  • All round Spraying

Ease of Use

The advanced flight controller integrated with the aircraft instantly and precisely responds to the pilot’s input. Choose between three flight modes: Smart mode, Manual Plus Mode and Manual mode, according to terrain and the specific needs of each mission.

Under Smart mode, the flight can be easily planned with the press of a few buttons, without the need for mapping knowledge or other software, making the MG-1 not only the most efficient but also the most easy to use spraying solution. In Manual Plus Mode, the aircraft performs the same turns at the press of a button as it does automatically under the Smart mode, allowing for planning to be done on the fly for fields of irregular shape. Under Manual mode, the pilot freely navigates the aircraft.

Intelligent Memory

The MG-1 automatically records its current and remembers its past coordinates as it makes its way across the field. In case the operation is interrupted, for example due to depleted battery or spraying liquid, flight easily be resumed from the last point in its memory after changing the battery or refilling its tank.

  • Empty Tank Warning
  • Operation Resumption
  • System Data Protection

Foldable Design

The MG-1 design is based on a Y-type folding structure that can be installed without the use of any additional tools. Motor arms fold inwards making the aircraft compact and easy to transport, for example in the trunk of a car. Made from high-strength carbon fiber materials, the body frame is light yet durable and able to withstand the harshest conditions.

Terrain Follow

By integrating a microwave radar together with the MG-1’s intelligent flight control system, the aircraft is able to scan the below terrain in real-time, and adjust to keep a constant, centimeter accurate, height above crops. Spray density is maintained even as the terrain rises and drops, so that the optimal amount of liquid is applied at all times.

Dedicated Remote Controller

The dedicated remote controller is equipped with the latest Lightbridge 2 transmission system which enables ultra low-latency controls. Like the aircraft body, the remote is designed with water and dust protection. A special low-energy display panel gives real-time flight information and is able to last over extended periods of time on a single charge. Together with the highly responsive joysticks and convenient function keys, mastering the art of agricultural spraying is made easier than ever before.