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Published: June 24, 2022

Utility of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV) for a extensive variety of plant safety and plant care packages became defined to cotton farmers with the aid of using the Tamil Nadu Agricultural University`s Cotton Research Station at Veppanthattai in Perambalur district, on Thursday. Besides spraying, drones have been utilised for statistics series on region of sowing, pest and disorder incidence, S. Somasundaram, Associate Professor and Head of CRS, stated. Mechanical harvest remedies with Mepiquat Chloride and defoliant sprays may be without difficulty completed with drones in cotton. It is rather beneficial in precision cotton farming, Prof. Somasundaram advised farmers attending the education on ‘Application of drones in cotton farming’.

Interacting with the farmers, K. Subrahmaniyan, Director, Tamil Nadu Rice Research Institute, stated advent of drones indicates modernisation of agriculture in Tamil Nadu. Use of drones may be of enormous assist in keeping timelines and addressing labour shortage in cotton farming, Pachiammal, Assistant Director of Agriculture, Veppanthattai, defined. ADA college Sakthivel stated the drone became confirmed in excessive density planting gadget in cotton with compact range CO 17. Rajasekar, Regional Manager, UPL Ltd., Coimbatore and Paranjothi, Field Officer, IFFCO, Tiruchi, dwelt at the advantages of mixed utility of Nano Urea and ortho salicylic acid in cotton. Garuda Aerospace, Chennai, educated the agricultural children of Veppanthattai to perform the drone.

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