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Jacto Announces Its Entry Into the Agricultural Drone Market

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26 April 2024, Asia: Always committed to providing farmers with the best technologies, Jacto announce at the 29th edition of Agrishow in Ribeirão Preto (SP), its entry into a new business line: offering agricultural drones as one more tool for farmers to carry out several operations in the field.  

In partnership with the DJI company, a global leader in the segment, Jacto will add solutions based on drone technologies to its portfolio. Therefore, the company will work with the newly released DJI Agras T50 and T25 spray and spreading models, besides the imaging drone, Mavic 3M, equipped with a multispectral camera to calculate vegetative that indicate and measure plant health, as well as crop growth regularity and plant density in the region.  

Jacto acknowledges that drones are becoming essential tools for agricultural management. They can generate detailed crop maps, which allow farmers to identify low-productivity areas, analyze soil, and plan more efficient resource use. Depending on the circumstances, they can apply agrochemicals and fertilizers with quality and lower operational costs. 

For example, in hard-to-access areas, such as steep slopes and flooded terrain, drones can be the only feasible tool to monitor and apply inputs where traditional land equipment has difficulty reaching. 

“Jacto has followed and researched the efficiency of using drones in crops. The quick development of technology has consolidated drones as a significant spray mode in some agricultural segments, even though they still face several challenges. In this context, Jacto, having gathered its expertise of over 75 years in the agricultural spray market, is starting to help the sector by incorporating this technology into its set of solutions. 

The new Jacto business line relies on a dedicated team for research and development led by Nei Salis Brasil Neto, Agricultural Drones Business Manager. “We are structuring a development area focused on drone technology. At the same time, a commercial team, which will provide all technical and consultative sales and after-sales support, is structuring equipment distribution. Additionally, we will have instructors dedicated to drone operation training, ensuring our customers are well-equipped to maximize the benefits of our products,” adds Nei.  

The business manager still stresses that customers will have access to a set of applications and accessories and will be able to count on the excellence-recognized Jacto Master Dealers network for technical assistance and the availability of parts for maintenance.  

As part of the introduction plan, Jacto’s drone business will initially focus on cereal crops in the southern regions of the state of São Paulo and Paraná. During this period, the company will collect demands from other areas covered by its dealer network in Brazil and abroad to plan the expansion of the following steps. 

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