Uzbekistan to use drones technology for agriculture
Tashkent, Uzbekistan, Jan. 24
By Mammad Dashdemirov – Trend:
Uzbekistan intends to use unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) to monitor agricultural crops, the Uzbek Ministry of Agriculture and Water Resources told Trend.
The Unmanned Technologies Ltd, operating under Uzbekozikavtagholding company, received the first unmanned aerial systems Ptero G1. Presently, relevant documents are being prepared and tests are being conducted.
In particular, UAVs will be used for the measurement and monitoring of crops, including vegetables, melons, grapes and potatoes.
Moreover, the area of the arable land and vacant plots will be determined by using unmanned aerial vehicles.
Crop production in Uzbekistan in 2017 amounted to 46.891 trillion soums, which is 0.7 percent more than in 2016, according to the Uzbek State Statistics Committee.
The share of crop production in the total agricultural production amounted to 69 percent, according to the message. Growth in agricultural production in 2017 amounted to 1.9 percent compared to 2016. In 2017, the total volume of agriculture, forestry and fisheries products (services) was 69.504 trillion soums, or 102 percent to the corresponding period of 2016.
(8,163.93 soums = $1 on Jan. 24)