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The new regulations, which will become effective two months from publication in the Federal Register, took years to craft and are seen as a critical step toward realizing the potential of drones to perform such tasks as monitoring crops, inspecting power lines and pipelines as well as assisting government agencies in disasters.
While excitement continues to brew over drone technology in agriculture (by some accounts, it will be worth more than $4 billion by 2022), safety and legality remain priorities for those involved.
Some early adopters of the technology have found their progress grind to a near-halt when it comes to processing any images collected during the flight – sometimes taking a few hours to stitch together.
So far, drones in agriculture have been deployed (at worst) as an expensive on-farm toy and (at best) a savvy crop scouting and image gathering tool. The technology has rarely been envisioned as a crop chemical delivery system. Is that about to change?
The nine-year-old company is developing unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) for agriculture and surveying as dozens of competitors inside China and around the world begin to flood the market with cheap drones, from $10 mini toys to sub-$100 camera carriers.
Malawi’s government is seeking an unprecedented amount of corn to stave off a food crisis after the El Nino-induced drought that’s decimated crops across southern Africa.
The Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems (AUVSI) has analyzed more than 3,000 Section 333 exemptions the FAA granted to U.S. businesses so they can lawfully use drones commercially. Here’s what the group found.
Think drones are already a red-hot topic in the agriculture industry today? Just wait, according to a report from RnR Market Research.
Annual sales of drones in the U.S. will hit 2.5 million this year and swell to 7 million by 2020, according to a projection from the Federal Aviation Administration.
All U.S. drone operators would for the first time have to prove they understand aviation regulations under broad legislation introduced Wednesday in the Senate.
According to the latest report from AgFunder, the trend is clear – investment in agricultural technology is red-hot. The company reports five “standout themes” to note from 2015.
New requirements address responsible use.
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A new study says that the agricultural industry could represent nearly half of the growing market for commercial drones.
Before spending potentially thousands of dollars on a new drone, most farmers want to know if they’re purchasing a valuable piece of new on-farm technology or just an expensive toy.
One of the most important players in the booming drone industry isn't a hardware manufacturer; it's the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration.