Drones in Agriculture
The United Nations predicts a 69% increase in agricultural consumption between 2010 and 2050. This growth, combined with the size of big-ag-owned farms, is creating enormous potential for unmanned technologies in agricultural applications. Drones are effective tools for crop and livestock monitoring, irrigation management, pest control, and fertilization applications. Benefits include time savings, cost reduction, detailed and comprehensive visibility for planning, and dramatic improvements in yield. The Agriculture sector was early to recognize the benefits of Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems and has been a leader in adoption but the journey has just begun. All of M3 programs are designed to provide a foundational understanding of today to help not only accelerate the use of these revolutionary technologies but also to unleash the creative minds of tomorrow.