Agricultural Aerial Drone Technology


About the Technology

Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV), or drone, technology is revolutionising Australian agriculture by offering farmers unprecedented capabilities and insights. Equipped with advanced sensors, cameras, and GPS systems, drones provide farmers with an array of real-time data, enable crop mapping and surveillance and facilitate precise spraying and seeding.

The Technology Provider

Oztech Drones is based in Bundaberg and is one of Australia’s leading providers and operators of UAVs within the agricultural sector.

This case study provides an overview of findings from one of the technology trials including:

  • What the technology delivers
  • What is required from the farmer
  • How the technnology works
  • Current and potential applications of the technology
  • Cost/benefit analysis
  • Grower feedback
  • Additional considerations that should be taken into account when deciding whether to utilise the technology

Presentation of this case study is for information purposes only. It does not constitute a commercial endorsement by the stakeholders of the Bundaberg Agtech Hub.

Trials conducted by Hinkler AgTech Initiative

The CQUniversity Hinkler AgTech Initiative was funded through the Hinkler Regional Deal. The Hinkler Regional Deal is a collaboration between the Australian Government, Bundaberg Regional Council and Fraser Coast Regional Council.

CQUniversity will not be liable for any damage arising directly or indirectly from reliance on information obtained from this document. It is provided in good faith without express or implied warranty. * All published costs and other details are current as of February 2023.