Video: The drone revolution coming to America’s 2 million farms

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We all know the benefits a drone can bring to farmers and the agriculture industry and now the FAA are getting closer to approving the use of UAVs in this area

Precision farming using UAVs is close, giving farmers the ability to gather data and make real time decisions at an affordable cost.

The FAA have yet to approve and issue guidelines for commercial drones but we’re getting closer and closer to a decision. As part of its information-gathering process, FAA-approved studies of agricultural drones are taking place across the country. Among them is a partnership between North Carolina State University and Toronto-based drone-maker Precisionhawk.

“What the modern farmer wants is to manage productivity. He wants to be more efficient. He wants to be more effective,” Gary Roberson, a professor at North Carolina State University, tells Business Insider. “The days of keeping records on the dashboard of the truck are long gone.”

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We’ll be discussing the commercial use of UAVs in sectors such as agriculture and farming at the Commercial UAV Show this October. The exhibition is free to attend and  will feature on floor seminars, a charity zone and end user zone. Follow the banner below to find out more and register for the free exhibition.

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