While rain forced a move to a dryer, inside venue, a drone spraying field day at Lismore, NSW still went ahead. The event was attended by around 10 people from as far afield as the Sunshine Coast, who were all eager to learn about the DJI Agras T16 spray drone.
The field day was hosted by Scott Fisher & Cheyne Paul of Skytech Solutions based out of Lismore, NSW along with Meg Kummerow of Fly the Farm, who is based on the Darling Downs in Queensland. The event was also supported by Quentin Vistentin of CR Kennedy & Co out of Brisbane.
The day included talks on the DJI Agras T16 drone itself, along with other drones within the DJI Agriculture lineup. Scott Fisher from Skytech Solutions uses these drones commercially and was able to step through the entire process with attendees, allowing them to get a good understanding of the process.
Meg Kummerow of Fly the Farm ran through the regulatory requirements surrounding spray drones, including CASA licencing, state chemical application licencing requirements as well as the chemical label requirements which may prevent the use of some chemicals being applied via drone.
The day concluded with Quentin Visentin talking about other drones that may fit into the agricultural scene, including thermal cameras and inspection drones.
Participants were able to get a good look over the DJI Agras T16 drone, however due to the inclement weather were unfortunately not able to see it in action as was initially planned.
Further field days are planned in 2021, if you are interested in hosting one in your area please make contact.
For further information please contact:
Fly the Farm on 0492 979 491 / firstname.lastname@example.org