A Revolutionary Development in Weed-management
The effects of weeds have been felt across a range of different industries, organisations and individuals. From Local City Councils, landholders small and large, agriculture industries and land-care organisations. Areas left unattended due to challenges in terrain and the limitations of the conventional aircraft have allowed weeds to grow and spread seeds across various sections of land.
These weeds grow faster than crops and reduce crop yield as they compete for light, water and nutrients. Weeds such as pampas grass, Spanish heath, ragwort and thistles also appear in cracks on structures. As the weeds grow, the weakened concrete separates causing more cracks and further damage.
If left unchecked, weeds can potentially ruin the integrity of important structures such as wells and dams. In the past, dealing with these issues would take a team of people engaging in high-risk projects involving road closures and risk assessment, driving up the cost and time it takes to deal effectively with weeds in hard to reach places. The way we deal with weed management is changing and Taz Drones is at the forefront. As Tasmania's first licensed drone weed sprayer, Taz Drones is changing the weed management industry with cost-effective, efficient and safe weed management plans.
Tasmania’s First Licensed Drone Sprayer Equipped To Deliver
Taz Drones has spent years testing, developing and sourcing parts sourced from all over Australia and different parts of the world. Taz Drone’s founder, Andrew Davies, aims to solve world-first problems on a local level. The intention is to introduce practical, environmentally conscious and affordable solutions to the otherwise expensive and potentially dangerous methods in use today.
A number of farmers have offtakes into large bodies of water used by the public, driving the need to limit chemical use only to what is necessary. By implementing today's technology we can solve yesterday's problems. Drones can accurately target the weeds using the right chemicals and eliminating the use of over spraying.
Since Taz Drones conception, it has partnered with chemical application contractors to maintain its high standards of chemical use and its effect on the environment. Our water-soluble chemicals evaporate before they ever reach the water and only activate after making contact with the surface.
Minimising Risk, Cost and Time Constraints
Those ready to adopt this new technology can potentially save thousands with the use of Taz Drone’s services. Conventional methods are expensive, dangerous and time-consuming. You might see a team of up to four people abseiling down dam walls to spray weeds. A method exposing workers to high amounts of risk with the potential of rocks weighing up to 30kg in size falling from the walls.
It may even require public roads to be closed to accommodate these operations and workers can spend weeks on the task. For farmers and landholders, the limitations of the conventional aircraft restrict abilities to tend to weeds in challenging terrain. This can lead to weeds spreading onto crop fields and neighbouring farms for the next season.
If you are dealing with weed management, you can breathe a sigh of relief. Our drone service only requires one pilot and a drone to rid problem areas of weeds in just a few days. There is no job too big or small as the use of a piloted drone eliminates the fear of personal injury, high cost of labour and need for risk assessments.
Assessment and Action
First, the problem area is assessed using a drone to survey the area and take photos of the weed areas. After the assessment, an action plan is tailored to ensure the most cost-efficient approach possible is taken.
With a plan in place, our drones take flight, holding 10 litres and using targeted spot spraying nozzles. The accuracy of our drone spraying allows efficient and effective amounts to be used on weeds, rather than the mass amount of chemical dumping used in conventional methods.
Taz Drones offers its services to a host of weed management projects including Local City Councils, landholders small and large, agriculture industries and landcare organisations. Our methods have proven effective in partnership with Australia’s largest generator of clean energy Hydro Tasmania as featured on ABC.
Taz Drone Solutions has provided tried and tested results to our clients through years of experience and innovation in the weed management sector. The same dedication to our customers has seen Taz Drone’s become the first drone spraying licensed business in Tasmania.
Our roots are entrenched deeply in the local communities and we strive to continue serving them. We believe that through our dedication, we can severely limit the environmental and economic impact of weed management for those in need of our service.
How Our Drones Are Changing The Industry
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