These Seed-Firing Drones Can Plant 40,000 Trees A Day

By: | May 16th, 2022

With an ever-increasing demand for land for agricultural, industrial, and urban requirements forests are being cleared. Deforestation has serious implications on wildlife, ecosystems, weather patterns, and even the climate. It can also lead to numerous imbalances, both ecologically and environmentally.

But there is no need to worry as scientists have come up with a cool solution to this issue

Now an Australian start-up AirSeed Technology is using autonomous drones to sort out this issue. They are planting trees using a fleet of highly advanced drones with artificial intelligence and specially designed seed pods.

These specially designed seed pods are made using waste biomass, with a carbon-rich outer coating. The outer coating helps in increasing the seed’s chances of growing and it also enriches the surrounding dirt.

Using this technology the firm is able to perform the job 25 times faster and 80% cheaper as compared to traditional methodologies

Andrew Walker, CEO and co-founder of AirSeed Technologies, said, “Each of our drones can plant over 40,000 seed pods per day and they fly autonomously,” 

These drones have a predetermined flight path and will only deploy seeds compatible with the habitat below. Moreover, when these seeds begin to germinate, their outer coating provides the required nutrients and minerals.

Moreover, these seeds are not left on their own but are tracked. The drones also record where each seed lands, so that their growth rate and ultimately the success of the project can be monitored.

Nidhi Goyal

Nidhi is a gold medalist Post Graduate in Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences.

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