CIC Holdings PLC (CIC), a leading blue chip company in Sri Lanka, recently announced their latest innovation, the use of agriculture drones for Precision Agriculture Practices – Smart Farming. The technology helps to scan fields and distribute agro chemicals and fertilizer with the minimum human involvement and wastage. This is the first time in the world that areas are being identified and automatically treated using the drone and GPS technology.
Commenting on the project, Samantha Ranatunga – Managing Director, CIC Holdings stated, “CIC has been a pioneer in agriculture and research and this is a result of that effort. With this project we hope to reduce the misuse of agro chemicals (pesticides and fertilizer) while reducing the human exposure to agro chemicals in Sri Lanka. This method will also help to reduce the excess amount of agro chemicals and fertilizer released to the environment.”