Will drones transform agriculture?

decrease font size  Resize text   increase font size       Printer-friendly version of this article Printer-friendly version of this article

Drones Drones may soon be coming to a farm near you.  

Capital Press reports at the drone technology forum last week, agriculture was recognized as an early-adapter.

Young Ki with Bosh Precision Agriculture explained that these unmanned planes, equipped with sensors and cameras, can rapidly transform agriculture by providing quick, detailed information on plant health, soil and water conditions, disease or pest outbreaks, and more.

Read, “Drone experts see booming ag market.”

The U.S. is slowly opening up to the commercial drone industry. Within the next 20 years, some estimate unmanned aerial systems could become a booming, multi-billion dollar industry, and much of this growth may lie within agriculture.

"The technology is pretty new to our members, but as we go and technology gets stronger I see a huge market for it in the future," John Collison, Oklahoma Farm Bureau Vice President for Public Policy and Media Affairs, told Oklahoma’s News 9.    

Drones can even be used beyond corn, wheat and soybean fields to check on cattle. Read more here.

Buyers Guide

Doyle Equipment Manufacturing Co.
Doyle Equipment Manufacturing prides themselves as being “The King of the Rotary’s” with their Direct Drive Rotary Blend Systems. With numerous setup possibilities and sizes, ranging from a  more...
A.J. Sackett Sons & Company
Sackett Blend Towers feature the H.I.M, High Intensity Mixer, the next generation of blending and coating technology which supports Precision Fertilizer Blending®. Its unique design allows  more...
R&R Manufacturing Inc.
The R&R Minuteman Blend System is the original proven performer. Fast, precise blending with a compact foot print. Significantly lower horsepower requirement. Low inload height with large  more...
Junge Control Inc.
Junge Control Inc. creates state-of-the-art product blending and measuring solutions that allow you to totally maximize operating efficiency with amazing accuracy and repeatability, superior  more...
Yargus Manufacturing
The flagship blending system for the Layco product line is the fully automated Layco DW System™. The advanced technology of the Layco DW (Declining Weight) system results in a blending  more...
Yargus Manufacturing
The LAYCOTE™ Automated Coating System provides a new level of coating accuracy for a stand-alone coating system or for coating (impregnating) in an automated blending system. The unique  more...
John Deere
The DN345 Drawn Dry Spreader can carry more than 12 tons of fertilizer and 17.5 tons of lime. Designed to operate at field speeds up to 20 MPH with full loads and the G4 spreader uniformly  more...
Force Unlimited
The Pro-Force is a multi-purpose spreader with a wider apron and steeper sides. Our Pro-Force has the most aggressive 30” spinner on the market, and is capable of spreading higher rates of  more...
BBI Spreaders
MagnaSpread 2 & MagnaSpread 3 — With BBI’s patented multi-bin technology, these spreaders operate multiple hoppers guided by independent, variable-rate technology. These models are built on  more...

Comments (1) Leave a comment 

e-Mail (required)


characters left

Jeff Reisdorfer    
St. Paul, MN  |  December, 21, 2013 at 03:37 PM

I agree with you! I feel that drones and UAVs will be the biggest newsmakers in precision agriculture in 2014. Please listen to my additional comments on our 2014 Predictions video. Thank you! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mZSL1dUaG-E

Demco 1400 Grain Cart

Demco offers a 1400 bushel grain cart to provide unmatched efficiency and operator convenience. In addition to the large 1400 ... Read More

View all Products in this segment

View All Buyers Guides

Feedback Form
Feedback Form