What Drone Technology could mean for growers

GGS Structures Inc. recently decided to enter the exciting world of RC Drones. "For our customers it won't come as a surprise that GGS is always striving to help our customers explore ways to make their businesses more profitable. Experimenting with new technology is one way that we help our customers."

"Our mini Helicopter is capable of flying up to 1200 feet high, and supports a camera for taking quality aerial video and photographs. It has a range from the controls in excess of 2000 feet, is capable of a top speed of 40km/h and will return back to its launch point if signal is lost. We quickly found that the footage taken from this setup was astounding. 

What Drone Technology could mean for growers:
  • Field crop producers are already seeing enormous efficiency gains from having drones scout the crops from the air, and report back with detailed footage of acreage in a fraction of the time it would take to check the crops from the ground. Precision agriculture like that reduces man hours, improves accuracy, enables checks to be performed more frequently, and is better for the environment
  • For greenhouse growers, a drone enables you to quickly and at a low cost take aerial pictures of your site for building permits
  • Record for posterity the changes in your property year after year as you grow and expand
  • For Garden Centers, drones could be used to check the stock in the back for customers in the front. And maybe even to pick up and deliver flowers
  • For applicants to the MMPR program a drone can save you the need to hire an airplane photographer for the aerial photographs of the site that are required as part of Health Canada’s regulations

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GGS Structures

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