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Seed Drill Malfunction Drones Identify and Quantify

Under seeding is a problem for farmers because it can lead to a number of issues, including:

  • Reduced crop yields
  • Increased weed pressure
  • Increased susceptibility to pests and diseases
  • Increased risk of crop failure

Drones can be a valuable tool for identifying under seeding.

They can help to save time, money, and ensure that the under seeded areas are reseeded correctly.

They are more efficient, provide more data, and can access hard-to-reach areas.
As the cost of drones continues to decrease and the technology improves, drones are likely to become an even more valuable tool for farmers.


Case Example

In response to a call, Iprosurv’s expert team was deployed to a large wheat field where a malfunctioning seed drill had wreaked havoc on the crop.

The situation demanded urgent attention, as the damage could lead to substantial losses for the farmers and their insurers.

Armed with advanced drone technology and state-of-the-art surveying equipment, the Iprosurv team meticulously mapped the affected area. With precision and accuracy, they produced a detailed topographical map, capturing every contour and deviation of the field.

This map would serve as a crucial tool for the farmer and insurers to assess the extent of the damage and quantify the financial losses incurred.

By providing comprehensive data and actionable insights, Iprosurv played a pivotal role in facilitating a fair and prompt resolution for all parties involved, mitigating the impact of the unfortunate incident on the farming community.

Seed Drill Malfunction Drones Identify and Quantify

Traditional Methods

The traditional way of measuring crop-damaged fields involved a labour-intensive process of physically walking through the fields and utilizing a measuring wheel or similar device.

This method required individuals to walk the entire area affected by crop damage, step by step, while pushing the measuring wheel to record the distance covered.

Each stride taken, and every wheel rotation, contributed to gathering the essential data needed to calculate the field’s extent of damage accurately.

While this approach offered a hands-on experience and a sense of connection to the land, it also demanded considerable time and effort, especially when dealing with vast agricultural areas.

Whilst this method is still used, technology has advanced to utilise methods that can substantially reduce time and cost as well as reduction in health and safety incidents.

Technology Led Methods

Traditionally, field and crop damage has been measured by manually walking through the fields and assessing the damage. This is a time-consuming and labour-intensive process, and it can also be dangerous, especially if the fields are large or if there are hazards such as livestock or machinery.

Iprosurv uses drones to map fields and crops, which allows them to collect data much more quickly and easily.

This data can be used by farmers and insurers to make better decisions about how to manage the damage and how to recover the crop with minimum disruption and delay.

In addition to being faster and safer, drone mapping also produces more accurate data than traditional methods.

The drone’s sensors can capture data from a much wider area, and they are less susceptible to human error. This means that the data produced by drone mapping is more reliable and can be used to make more informed decisions.

Overall, Iprosurv’s drone mapping technology offers a number of advantages over traditional methods of measuring field and crop damage.

It is faster, safer, and more accurate, and it can produce data that can be used to facilitate better decision making.


In conclusion, the application of drone technology in identifying seed drill malfunction and underseeding represents a transformative breakthrough in modern agriculture.

This case study underscores the immense potential of drones to revolutionize farming practices by offering real-time, data-driven insights that were previously unattainable.

Beyond rectifying planting issues, drones are rapidly finding their place in various agricultural sectors, ushering in a new era of precision farming.

By enabling targeted interventions, optimizing resource allocation, and minimizing environmental impact, drones are not only enhancing crop health and yields but also streamlining operations, reducing costs, and promoting sustainability.

As drones continue to soar over fields, their role as versatile tools for advancing agriculture remains essential, propelling the industry towards a more efficient, productive, and ecologically responsible future.