Engineers at the Russian Institute of Control Sciences proposed using drones to fight field mice. UAVs can remotely find vole colonies and deliver targeted anti-rodent chemicals.
Researchers carried out aerial photography of a field in the Voronezh region of Russia to determine rodent populated areas. Based on the obtained data, engineers have developed optimal drone routes. After receiving the flight task, the drone delivered up to six liters of chemicals to the affected areas. In 20 minutes one UAV is able to process 60 colonies of pests.
By using this method of pest control farmers will be able to destroy rodent colonies without harming crops with wheeled or tracked vehicles. This will increase the effectiveness of anti-pestsmeasures and provide greater environmental safety.
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