Mini drones eliminate insects in greenhouses

    A Dutch enterprise started from a technical university is developing mini drones that can trace and eliminate insects in greenhouses.

    PATS Indoor Drone Solutions explained their concept at the special Dutch event Vision, Robotics & Motion. „Our concept is still at a very early stage”, said one of the co-founders Bram Tijmons.

    PATS, linked to aerospace engineering of TU Delft, is working on a prototype of a mini drone: it measures only 4 by 4 centimetres. The intention is to install several base stations in a greenhouse, from where the drones can fly away, trace insects, eliminate them and then fly back to the station.

    When the concept will work, PATS think the drones can help to reduce the use of pesticides furthermore.

    Picture: PATS

    Since 2000 Arno Engels has been editor of De Boomkwekerij, Dutch magazine for hardy nursery stock. Since 2018 he is also Floribusiness editor. He was brought up connecting with horticulture, studied horticulture and worked at several nurseries in the Netherlands, United Kingdom and New Zealand.
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    Stephane De Greef
    Stephane De Greef
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    Calling BS on this 🙂

    Check what scientists say about it: