SAS Land Services Ltd

Agricultural Contractor & Drone Service Provider.

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Spot Spraying Map

We were asked by a local farmer who farms land within a SSSI area if we could use our drone to find and mark weeds for spot spraying using the farms own equipment, the answer was yes, of course we can!

Our drone imagery is of such a high quality that we can use our software and AI intelligence to locate, mark and then create a spot spraying map for all the areas where weed is located. This is then exported and sent to the tractor and sprayer and controls the sprayer nozzles through the existing ISOBUS terminal.

By utilising spot spraying and variable rate applications means only the areas needing treatment are sprayed, this results in large savings of chemical which in turn saves money. It also means that areas not requiring treatment are not sprayed and any wildlife or habitats are not harmed, it also means the run off risk is reduced or eliminated benefitting watercourses and fish.

The flights are easy to complete subject to weather and doesn’t require us to walk across the fields (unless we need to, to stay within VLOS range of the drone!)

Spot spraying maps will be an everyday part of farming in the future with more targeted applications, we are here to assist you in getting these maps produced and into your equipment.

The costs of the flights are usually more than covered through the cost savings generated through reduced chemical usage.

Contact us to find out more or book a survey for your own farm.

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Agricultural Drone Crop Services and Drone Fertiliser Spreading

We have been busy working away over the last few months to get our CAA approval to provide agricultural drone services.

Multispectral image of field

We now offer crop mapping and analysis services using both a multispectral drone or a crop scouting service by drone, using drones for agricultural crop mapping, scouting and analysis saves time and man hours as well as provides multiple insights into how the crop is doing, any pests, diseases or water problems as well as variable rate prescription maps for tractors, sprayers and fertiliser spreaders.

We will also be offering a variable rate fertiliser or seeding service using modern agricultural spray drones across Berkshire, Hampshire, Surrey, Sussex, Oxfordshire, Gloucestershire, Wiltshire and Herefordshire.

Spray Drone

All of our agricultural drone services are offered across Berkshire, Hampshire, Surrey, Sussex, Oxfordshire, Gloucestershire, Wiltshire and Herefordshire.

Using drones can achieve savings across crop inputs as well as spot early signs of disease or pests, and in much less time than doing a similar job manually.

This means crops can be analysed more often and the inputs adjusted accordingly.

Contact us for more information or to see how we can help you save money on inputs and make better use of your crops.

Overgrown Hedgerow Reduction

Over the past few months we have been tasked with many hedgerow reduction projects where trees and brambles have encroached over fences and into field corners. Had you ever realised how much land may have been lost over time as the vegetation crept in? Take a look below at some of the before and after images of a few projects;

Overgrown treesCompleted vegetation clearance
overgrown brambles in a field corner and edge of pony paddocks

We have also cleared back overgrown trees for horsebox access on various yards, below is one yard in Surrey.

This is just a small selection of some of our projects, if you have overgrown field boundaries or hedges then why not contact us to get them back into shape, this can usually improve the health of the hedge as well as expand its use to wildlife. The cut and mulched material is useful for bugs, Beatles and other small creatures whilst the new thicker healthier growth is better for bird nests and hiding places.

On top of that, any substantial wood is harvested and used for biomass, thus reducing fossil fuel usage, who knew just cutting a hedge could be so beneficial?!

Contact us now for a free quote and advice.

Verge mowing in full swing

Well what a start to June with the wet weather and the bit of heat has led to a grass and overgrowth explosion, we have been busy cutting grass and trimming verges around the county to increase vision and keep it all tidy!

Here is a quick video of one of our tractors out cutting a roadside verge.