Sensor suites installed on airborne drones allow farmers to accurately keep track of the number of plants in a given area, which is especially useful for tracking seasonal crop numbers, sowing quality, and potential losses.
Airborne drones can provide an almost constant stream of up-to-date data on crop growth rates via aerial imagery.
Aerial drones, fitted with crop health monitoring sensor suites, can quickly gather data on potential diseases or invasive species, like parasites and fungi that may hinder plant growth.
Real-time aerial data from drones allows farmer to better optimize the application of pesticides and more precisely select harvesting dates to prevent disappointing yields.
Drones would allow farmers to automate much of the work done on a farm. Ground-based vehicles can serve as replacements for traditional heavy tractors and equipment, and airborne drones could apply pesticides to crops more efficiently than current crop-dusting methods.