Among the industries drones are impacting, one of the most promising is Agriculture. UAVs are facilitating field analysis, crop spraying, and irrigation. 2D & 3D maps allow for early soil and crop analysis, creating actionable data for farmers to utilize to make field improvements. Furthermore, utilizing thermal imaging allows fields to be inspected so areas that are dry or need improvement can be identified.
Drone data analysis gives farmers and agronomists a cost-effective, efficient way to count plants, assess crop damage, detect parasites and fungi, and plan drainage and irrigation repair.
"PwC’s global report on the commercial UAS industry estimates that the market for drone-powered solutions in agriculture is $32.4 billion”
Chief UAV Pilot