Nursery buys drone camera to aid stock monitoring and management

Johnsons of Whixley has bought a £1,000 drone camera to monitor its nursery sites.

The new airborne cameras will enable Johnsons' staff members to remotely monitor stock levels across more than 200 acres of fragmented sites, as well as crop quality and irrigation levels.

Staff members will learn to operate the technology, which has a 3.5-mile range and can capture Ultra HD (4K) quality video.

Johnsons of Whixley group manging director Graham Richardson said: "There are a variety of envisaged uses for the new technology and we are excited about the possibilities around stock monitoring and management.

"As a business we are always eager to find ways to boost our efficiency, streamline processes and embrace technology that can help us ultimately deliver a higher quality of product to our customers.

"And by training staff members to use the technology we are aiding their continued professional development."


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