Farmers encouraged to spray with drones
MEMBER for Burnett Stephen Bennett has welcomed innovative changes to legislation which will allow farmers to use drones to spray crops.
Mr Bennett said the use of drones to spray crops was now possible after amendments were made to the Agricultural Chemicals Distribution Control Act 1966.
He said the innovative changes would enable the state’s producers to access ground-breaking aerial spraying technology which would provide safe, cost-effective alternatives to crop protection.
“We are seeing a rising number of producers, including producers in the Bundaberg and Burnett region, embrace new technology to make their job easier and operate more economically in the long-run,” Mr Bennett said.
“This form of technology is particularly advantageous for producers when administering chemicals around challenging terrain.”
Producers and contractors using this technology will need to comply with safety regulations, he said.