Near the city of Tokyo, Japanese growers are checking on their vegetables from the sky by using drones. Kamiya Yuki works his fields in Tokorozawa City, Saitama Prefecture. He used a drone on Tuesday to check on his field of about 8,000 square meters.
Kamiya says it's hard to check the central part of the field without a drone because the crop grows to about the height of a person at this time of the year. That is why he found the device very effective for quickly identifying possible diseases and checking on growth conditions.
The city provides subsidies to farmers to use drones. It wants to help them shift to smart agriculture by using the latest technologies. Around 10 farmers in the city have plans to use drones this year.
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