Starting to really make a name for themselves in the consumer market, unmanned aircraft systems (UASs), or more commonly known as drones, could be making a huge impact on the agriculture industry. While UASs have been used by the military for over a decade, they’re just now starting to hit to the market for consumers. This sparks interest for 3 big time industries; agriculture, infrastructure, and the natural resources industries.
Companies like Altavian and ComDel Innovation believe they can impact the agriculture industry by providing better information to farmers to help grow and yield their crops by using UASs. They have partnered up to make a UAS that according to ComDel, is “high quality and serves the market”. This UAS is purely for the Agriculture industry, as it is a large part of the Florida economy. Some of those in the aviation industry team are saying that UASs are on the rise and can become a phenomenon worldwide, much like the Internet did. As of right now however, it is difficult to test UASs in some states, North Dakota being one of the few where it’s allowed. ComDel and Altavian have produced a UAS that they are ready to start testing, so you may see more UASs flying over sooner rather than later.