Technology is quickly changing the agriculture industry, making it possible to collect huge amounts of data on everything from crop yields to the variations in soil type across a field. Making the best use all of this information is the focus of the digital agriculture and precision agriculture fields. Using high-tech computer programs that help interpret vast datasets, scientists are finding ways to make farming more efficient.
This paper describes a low cost drone system a person can assemble to perform real-time mapping.
Drift is always a concern for producers using agricultural sprayers.
Sprayer and plant-protection drones are new tools available to farmers and can be used to apply pesticides to small land areas and acreages.
One of the most-asked questions we receive about drones is concerning the licensure and registration needed for flying in the United States.
Many drones are available for taking images and mapping fields.