Drones

Video: Getting more bang for your buck in crop production…using drones

Video: Getting more bang for your buck in crop production…using drones

With tighter EU regulations coming down the track and a growing global population, the pressure is on farmers to ensure...

January 11, 2021

Drone users asked to register on new EU system as new rules come into effect

Drone users asked to register on new EU system as new rules come into effect

New European safety regulations for the use of drones are now being implemented, from January 2021 onward, according to the...

January 7, 2021

Checking and moving stock on the farm…with drones that bark

Checking and moving stock on the farm…with drones that bark

Farmers are increasingly using technology to try and take the hardship out of farming, with drones now taking on the...

March 8, 2019

Changing the face of Japanese farming…with drones

Changing the face of Japanese farming…with drones

Japanese farmers are currently trying out a new method of agricultural production – through the use of automated drones. The...

August 24, 2018

Drones could add a billion to UK primary industry income

Drones could add a billion to UK primary industry income

Over 76,000 drones could be in the UK skies in 12 years’ time – and it could add as much...

June 5, 2018

€6.3 million funding granted to Irish drone technology research

€6.3 million funding granted to Irish drone technology research

Minister of State for Training, Skills, Innovation, Research and Development John Halligan has today announced funding of €6.3 million for...

March 26, 2018

Focus turns to the sky to identify crops’ nitrogen requirements

Focus turns to the sky to identify crops’ nitrogen requirements

A recently-established project in Teagasc Oak Park is using the latest technologies available to identify the nitrogen requirements of cereal...

June 29, 2017

‘Flying’ with the times: Can drones play a practical role in farming?

‘Flying’ with the times: Can drones play a practical role in farming?

University College Dublin’s (UCD’s) School of Agriculture and Food Science hosted a seminar on Wednesday, April 19, titled: ‘Using Drones...

April 23, 2017

Ladybirds dropped by drone? Denmark declares war on aphids

Ladybirds dropped by drone? Denmark declares war on aphids

Danish researchers are developing a drone for organic farms, which can drop ladybirds and predatory mites onto crops. According to...

June 6, 2016

Video: The potato harvest came to an end in Kildare recently

Video: The potato harvest came to an end in Kildare recently

The O’Gorman Brothers recently finished harvesting potatoes in Co. Kildare and Martin Coogan was there to film the harvest with...

November 12, 2015

Video: The maize harvest in Tipperary gets wrapped up

Video: The maize harvest in Tipperary gets wrapped up

The maize silage harvest was wrapped up last week on one Tipperary farm and Barry Grogan from Tipperary was on...

November 7, 2015

Video: Beans means ploughing, harrowing and sowing in Carlow

Video: Beans means ploughing, harrowing and sowing in Carlow

Sowing beans never looked so good! Paul Brennan of Skyfly Photography filmed the Brennan Brothers agri-contractors preparing a field to...

June 23, 2015

Amazing video of farmer herding thousands of sheep from the sky

Amazing video of farmer herding thousands of sheep from the sky

It’s like a scene from the Lion King as a New Zealand farmer uses a drone to not only film his...

June 5, 2015

The US has approved a drone to spray crops with pesticides

The US has approved a drone to spray crops with pesticides

A drone in the US has been approved by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to carry fertilisers and pesticides to...

May 14, 2015