Iranian province to utilize drones in agriculture
Baku, Azerbaijan, April 29
By Elnur Baghishov – Trend:
Chemical-spraying drones will be used in some wheat fields of Iran’s northwestern Kordestan Province for the first time during the current Iranian year (starting on March 21, 2019), Head of the Department of Agriculture of Kordestan Province Mohammad Saleh Ahmadi told IRNA, Trend reports.
Ahmadi said that many farmers in the province registered their land plots to be sprayed with chemicals by the drones, which would cover a 100-hectare area.
Ahmadi added that utilizing drones would help with pest control, saving water, accelerating the workflow, reducing employee costs and ensuring the effective execution of the work. "For now, it has been decided to use drones in 5-6 counties of the province, and the usage of drones in the province's agriculture is likely to increase," he said.
Some 592,000 hectares of wheat have been planted during Iran's current planting year, with a harvest of 1.2 million tons of wheat being forecasted. In accordance with the production plan, 1,06 million tons of the harvested wheat will be purchased by the government, with the rest left to the farmers.