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UAV period begins in agriculture with HEKTAŞ Turna

Gebze Technical University hosted the signing ceremony of the “Smart Agricultural Practices Training Center” cooperation protocol. Following the ceremony, liquid plant nutrition has been applied on the field with “HEKTAŞ Turna”, the first agricultural pesticide drone of Turkey with UAV-2 status which HEKTAŞ has been performing calibration studies for different crops during the last two years.

Following the signing ceremony of the “Smart Agricultural Practices Training Center” cooperation protocol at the Gebze Technical University, plant nutrition application was performed on the trial parcel with “HEKTAŞ Turna”, the first and only agricultural pesticide drone of Turkey in UAV-2 status and registered by the Directorate General of Civil Aviation. The application was carried out quickly and securely with a GPS-assisted map in line with the field border.

With HEKTAŞ Turna, the first and only agricultural pesticide drone of Turkey in UAV-2 status and registered by the Directorate General of Civil Aviation with a wingspan of 2.5 meters, HEKTAŞ, OYAK's agricultural livestock company, aims to preserve our lands by preventing the use of unnecessary plant protection and plant nutrition products and to pave the way for a healthier and more sustainable agricultural production.

As part of the “Nationalization of Remote Imaging Systems in Agricultural Production Project launched by HEKTAŞ in 2018, HEKTAŞ is carrying out plant protection and plant nutrition applications for various products including wheat, sunflower, paddy, corn, sugar beet, and quinoa.

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