Seed Shooting Drones Will Never be Enough to Conserve Biodiversity!
Experts predict that seed shooting drones will help combat climate change
Drones are unmanned aerial vehicles. Presently, global industries are using drones for several functions including monitoring climate change carrying out search operations after natural disasters, photography, filming, delivering goods, and now seeding agricultural land! AirSeed Technology company invented seed shooting drones. These drones are 25 times faster, and at least 80% cheaper compared to traditional seed-planting methodologies. These drones are aimed to combat climate change and biodiversity loss, one of the most complicated issues that the world is facing right now, causing prolonged and perhaps tedious conversations.
Seed Shooting Drones Technology
AirSeed Technologies is a fast-growing environmental restoration company. Combining drones, artificial intelligence, and patented biotechnology, the company’s mission is to plant 100 million trees a year by 2024 and accelerate global-scale reforestation. This company planted 40,000 trees a day to fight deforestation. The seed shooting drone technology combined with AI is specially designed to plant proprietary seed pods that can be fired into the ground from high in the sky.
According to the AirSeed Technology, these drones patented seed pods at a low cost, the low-impact solution to reforesting native species and provide many supplementary nutrients, minerals, and much more, all of which are necessary for developing seedlings but may not be available in abundance in the soil at a planting location.
The seed shooting drones that shoot out the seed pods fly autonomously to identify site-specific plant species and create an optimum planting pattern. Once the ideal places to plant, based on the soil and existing plants, are identified using software, a swarm of drones begins to drop seed pods with high precision.
Once the seeds have been planted, the researchers continue to use the seed-planting drones to detect and evaluate their change over time, count tree canopies, and calculate biomass. After planting, the team tracks the process and deploys a spraying drone to give nutrients to the seedlings, and another drone is used to keep an eye on the process of the plants’ growth. This helps to accurately monitor and report growth rates and ultimately the success of the reforestation. But skeptics believe that the present condition of the global biodiversity loss exceeds the capability of these seed shooting drones to reverse. Researchers will need a greater force to ensure that this persistent and threatening global issue is alleviated.