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Drones Give Ecuador Banana Farmers an Upper Hand

Drones have been introduced in Ecuador to support banana plantations in their production, providing a monitoring and follow-up service for the health of their crops.

Created as part of Bayer‘s Smart Agro program, the device is a bird-like drone with an autopilot system, infrared camera, and a battery for 50 minutes of monitoring, which enables it to inspect 80 hectares over 20 minutes of flight and offers instant analysis.

“With this new technique, the producer would be able to determine in which batches he has to raise his productivity and make timely decisions in the management of his resources, and thus achieving a greater return on investment,” said Marcel Ayala, spokesperson for the Smart Agro program.

Matt Kendall

During his 2+ years as Chief Editor at Nearshore Americas, Matt Kendall operated at the heart of both the Nearshore BPO and IT services industries, reporting on the most impactful stories and trends in the sector.

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