Worldwide agricultural drone markets are ready to increase meaningful
growth with the use of cameras on stable flying platforms which are used to
help execute precision agriculture. Crop visualization lets farmer’s better
control and isolates areas for spraying and lets the drones do the spraying.
Agricultural drones use an automated process to make cultivation more
productive. Drones provide a better, more flexible visualization. Smart drone
agricultural uses cameras and gives the prospect of trillions of dollars in
farming economic increase. Smart commercial drones connect smoothly and
securely with the Internet and each other.
Agricultural drone technology has reached a maturity level which has placed
these systems at the forefront of farming modernization. Using aerial
cameras to visualize plants, farmers around the entire world are adapting to
drone availability. Use cases are evolving rapidly. Video, specialized video,
targeted video, and agricultural spraying systems are presented. Agricultural
Drones Use Technology for Spraying, Mapping, Seeding, Remote Sensing,
Pest Control, and Precision Agriculture.
Agricultural technology uses drones to influence a data-driven future.
Inexpensive sensors, cloud computing and intelligent software used in a
drone system hold the potential to transform agriculture and help feed the
world’s increasing population. Venture investment in agricultural drones has
been strong. Investment of venture capital in agricultural technology start-
ups reached $2.06 billion in the first half of 2015, 4.25 billion in 2015
doubling the amount of capital invested in this area in 2014.
Agricultural drones leverage the Internet of things (IoT). IoT brings sensors
to supplement images of the land from above, making it possible to
communicate and use analytics to understand changes in vegetation. Digital
electronics brings meaningful change to the old manual processes of
farming. Markets portend to reach multitrillion-dollar payoff from the
emerging technology that increases the production and distribution of food.
There are technical and policy issues to leverage the potential of the drone
use of the Internet of Things (IoT).
Challenges include security, privacy, and standards. Hackers can enter
apparently secure networks to remotely control engines, brakes, and
steering. This could cause a problem on a farm if the network was hacked.
Agricultural industrialization has been brought by tractors and columbines
in some measure. Drones bring far greater automated process. Preindustrial
agriculture, dating from before Christ to about 1920, consisted of labor-
intensive, essentially subsistence farming on small farms. This took two
acres to feed one person. From 1920 to 2010, with industrial agriculture,
tractors and combine harvesters, chemical fertilizers and seed science
opened commercialization of farms. Gains in productivity achieved one-acre
feeding five people.
Digital agriculture brought by drones is part of the next stage in the
industrialization of agriculture. It involves imposing data from many
sources sensors on farm equipment and plants, satellite images and weather
tracking. The use of water and fertilizer is measured and monitored.
Growing can be monitored on a plant-by-plant basis. Plant factories are
being implemented worldwide that use 97% less water than an outdoor
Drones are anticipated to be used in those environments indoors. The data-
rich near to decision making represented a sharp break with custom. It is a
completely different world than walking out on the farmland, kicking the
dirt and making a decision on the basis of intuition. Transparency is an
important aspect of sensor use in agriculture logistics. Consumers are aware
that their food is looked after in the proper manner: end to end. According
to the lead author of the study, Susan Eustis, Transparency is one of the benefits
of IoT that drones bring to digital farming.
The advantages of digital farming are higher productivity and more efficient
use of land, water, and fertilizer. The clarity in farming is being asked for by
consumers. Consumers want to know where their food came from, how
much water and chemicals were used, and how and when the food was
harvested. They want to know about consistent refrigeration during
transport. Use of drones represents a key milestone in the provision of value
to every industry. Customized cameras are used to take photos and videos
with amazing representations.
Digital controls will further automate flying, making ease of use and
stability of flight will make a reality. New materials and new designs are
bringing that change forward. By furthering innovation, continued growth is
assured. The worldwide market for agricultural drones is $494 million
expected to reach $3.69 billion by 2022. The full report gives a thorough
analysis of drones in different groups, demonstrating the diversity of uses
for remote flying devices in farming. Analytics makes the images more
sensitive to farmers, letting them anticipate problems that only become
human farmer’s days or weeks are visible after the drone images locate
Companies Profiled: Market Leaders- Yamaha, DJI, AeroVironment
Market Participants – 3D Robotics, Airogisitic, Aeryon Labs, AgEagle,
Airware, BlueSky, Boeing, China Aerospace, Intel / Cyberhawk
Innovations, Denel Dynamics, DJI, Draganflyer, Delair-Tech, EHang,
Finmeccanica, Flirtey, FT Sistemas, Google, GoPro, Gryphon, Hobbico,
Hubsan, HUVR, Data LLC, Ascending Technologies, Israel Aerospace
Industries, Intel, Japan Drones, L-3 Communications, Parrot/senseFly, Prox
Dynamics, Proxy Technologies, Roketsan, RUAG Aerospace, Safran
Morpho, Schiebel, Secom, Skycatch, Sky-Futures, Yahama, Yuneec