Palm Oil Engineering Bulletin No.142 (Jan - Apr 2023) p25-27
Revolutionising Conventional Oil Palm Practices with Drone Technology
Asrul Affendi Mokhtar* and Mahmud Shai’bun Samrael*

Drone technology has become increasingly prevalent in the agriculture industry due in recent years continuous advancements in the field. The technology has brought significant breakthrough in mechanisation, particularly in oil palm plantations, where many plantation companies seek to modernise their agricultural practices. The integration of drone operations in agriculture offered numerous benefits, including promotion of evidence-based decisionmaking, data-driven operations to optimise efficiency and productivity, and reduced potential exposure to hazardous chemicals. In this article, we will explore the benefits of drone technology in the oil palm and agriculture sector and its impact it has on sustainability and profitability.


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Aerodyne Group Persiaran Cyber Point Selatan, Cyber 8, 63000 Cyberjaya, Selangor, Malaysia.