The Central Insecticide Board has given its approval to Syngenta India as well as other companies to make use of drones that are not piloted (drones) in order to apply their insecticide Amistar Top on the paddy crop. This fungicide helps guard against diseases such as Sheath Blight.
Syngenta is the first company to be granted this approval after providing bioefficacy and safety information. The federal government has endorsed the grant based on the data of State agricultural institutions as well as the Council for Agricultural Research in India as well as the Standard Operating Procedure.
The USDA has released 477 pesticides that have been accepted for use in agriculture via drone sprays. These include insecticides, fungicides and growth regulators. About 40 of the formulations come made by Syngenta which is a pesticide firm.
In the course of our research we are also using our drone solutions to study the use of drones in fields like soybean, cotton groundnuts, hot pepper red corn, gram, and rice, and more in Maharashtra, Sunil Kurchania, the head of crop protection development (R&D), Syngenta India stated.
The government has been supportive of drones’ use in agricultural and other applications since the introduction of Drone Rules in August 2021. The rules replaced the lengthy review procedure required for drone flights by introducing an easier method of certification.
The Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences published a new SOP for the use of drones that are unmanned for applications of agricultural pesticides by 2021. According to the ministry of agriculture the SOPs included foundations such as statutes flying permits and restrictions on area weight restrictions as well as crowded areas restrictions. drone registration pilot licenses, operating plans and flight type.
In addition to the initial SOPs for intermediate, post-operation and initial They also contain SOPs to be followed prior to and during operation, an emergency handling plans, etc to drone pilots. Drone operators should only use prescription medications and formulas that have been that are approved for use at a certain concentrations and at a height.