Drone technology will provide a high-tech transformation to the agriculture industry with planning and strategy based on real-time data collection and processing. PwC estimates the drone-powered solutions market in agriculture at $32.4 billion. Below are five ways in which air and ground-based drones will be used throughout the crop cycle:
1. Soil and field analysis:
Drones can be effective at the start of the crop cycle. They produce precise 3D maps that are useful in planning seed planting models for early soil analysis. After planting, drone-guided soil analysis provides data for irrigation and nitrogen level management.