Drones – Enhancing Productivity

By Heidi Gibson | Article appeared in the October edition of World Airnews magazine | www.airnews.co.za World Airnews caught up with a South African company called Precision Agricultural Systems or PacSys, which has been at the forefront of research and technology aimed at refining the capabilities of drones to cope with the demands of crop spraying […]

Are Crop Spraying Drones an Option?

Koringfokus Magazine · July-Aug 2022 Improved operational efficiency and application quality are key selection factors in the choice of an ideal drone for winter grain crop spraying against pesticides or herbicides, without compromising on the reduction of input costs and the impact on the environment. Technology is a dynamic partner to be included in a […]

Drone Spraying Provides Precision Application

Landscape SA · 08 Apr 2022. Tim Wise is the founder of PACSys, a company established in 2016 by a group of sugar cane farmers on KZN’s North Coast. It’s purpose was to improve the quality of aerial pesticide application on their farms, where sugar cane is grown on steep and challenging terrains and thus […]

Drones Offer Targeted Pest Control in Orchards

The Macadamia (South Africa) · 22 Feb 2022 Trials are under way in the macadamia industry to integrate precision spraying in macadamia orchards using custom-designed and GPS-controlled drones, which are not only “drift resistant” and capable of following 3D terrain models but can get the job done more cost-effectively. Part-time farmer and CEO of PACSys […]

New-generation Crop-spraying Drones

Farmer’s Weekly (South Africa) · 30 Nov 2021 To Tim Wise, whose sugar cane-growing family had always battled with the quality of crop spraying delivered by aeroplane, drones seemed to be a workable alternative. This led to research into drone technology in 2016, and the subsequent creation of Precision Agricultural Systems. The company has since […]

Drone crop spraying demand generates job opportunities


Farmer’s Weekly (South Africa) · 8 Nov 2019 Now that the relevant South African certification structures have given their approval for the commercial use of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), more commonly referred to as drones, to apply agricultural chemicals on farms, there is strong nationwide demand for suitably qualified operators to provide these services. This […]

Effective drones well received by farmers


DJI and PACSys are undertaking research and development to integrate crop health and/or management analytics with drone spraying systems to allow for “spot-spraying” applications   Published: 06 December 2019 Local sugar cane farmers have responded positively to South Africa’s first licensed crop-spraying drone at a time when the industry is tackling a significantly challenging financial […]

The Future of Farming in SA: Using Technology to Make Farmers Lives Easier


Published: 05 September 2019 Core to the survival of the human race looking forward in to the future, will be our sustained ability to feed ourselves. This thought seems like a far cry from home for those living in the first world, where the abundance of food products on supermarket shelves has never been an […]

e-NUUS: Hommelboere opgelei


Kroonstad, 3 Augustus – Die toekoms van boerdery lê in tegnologie, en Suid-Afrikaanse boere is op die voorpunt daarvan. Hommeltuie word toenemend op plase gebruik, deesdae ook om gewasse te bespuit. Nou bied ‘n maatskappy opleiding aan jong mense om self ‘n voet in die deur te kry in landbou-innovasie.  

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