Despite technological advances, humans are always responsible. The difference is that people are exposed to technology much less economically.
Expoactiva Nacional plays a fundamental role in national agriculture, as is clear from the fact that technology is adapted to production. One of these technologies focuses on the various uses of dyes that are widespread today.
AgTex, representative of the Xag drone in Uruguay, is a company that has been in business for a year and a half, it can be said that it emerged in the middle of the pandemic and from that “builds a bridge between the promotion. technology in general and in particular applied to agronomic works”, in its rather it designates
Juan Rapetti, director of AgTex, said that La Manana has a company based in San José and another in Young, department of Río Negro, with coverage that reaches the entire country.
AgTex provides agricultural drone services to producers and companies that require it, expanding the Xag brand and the positive qualities that this technology has in field operations.
“We have the representation, sales and technical support of Xag, with the sale of drones basically and soon robots that have not arrived in Uruguay but soon,” he said.
Consulting Rapetti about the use that can be given to drones in agricultural training, he said that they offer agricultural applications. “Bugs are not as big as airplanes” and can be located anywhere “between a mosquito or a shower.”
“The advantage of the drone is that it is much more portable than either of these two tools, at a much lower price and with much higher capabilities in applications, planting or fertilizing. That is, it can do the same thing as a boat or ground sprayer; you can fertilize without problems.
In addition, there is an instrument, such as the Xag V40 “it has a system that allows to do some kind of extension of the crops”, although “they are not high enough to make a survey of the instrument”.
AgTex fulfills the dual role of providing the service required by the operator, the drone is also sold to those interested in purchasing it. “It happened to us with several operators who call us to do work on 80 hectares and when we are there in the middle of 40 hectares, they are convinced of the good work that drones do and end up choosing to buy. ” He explained.
They are “a highly automated tool that has a very simple way of working, it is enough to make a business plan in the device and the team pays”.
In addition, with the hunting drone training is put in the field: “The manufacturer receives the necessary tools to be able to fly without problems, and usually two or three days, those who are interested can already work; the system is very simple.”
The operation of the drone is included with a battery and batteries or a generator, their advantage is that the battery is of the same brand and is ready in a few minutes, providing continuous work without any waiting with the equipment. battery He ordered them to stay.
Among the options, the smallest machine is the V40, the only twin rotor on the market, it has a fleeing eye for those two propellers, it has 16 liters and 25 liters of space for the seeds; and Xag P100 loads of 40 liters or 60 liters (40 kilos) of space for a load of seeds or fertilizers.
Agricultural robots and less exposure to chemicals
Rapetti added that agricultural robots have a use in applications on fruit trees or in vineyards, and they would arrive in the middle of this year. It is a technology that is already being used in Australia and Japan.
Regarding the development of technology, Rapetti stated that there is no retreat, and he considered that despite this development, the human part cannot be missing: “There is always a person behind the machines who thinks how to solve and proceed, there are many details that the machines still cannot analyze their own and the operator , who will ultimately be responsible, must do so.”
The difference is that with this technology “the drone operator stands on the side of the field without contacting or exposing himself much less to chemical products,” he concluded.