According to research firm Global Market Insights, the market for agricultural drones will top $1 billion by 2024, up from about $338 million in 2016. Farm Flight is a startup based in Tucson, Arizona that provides one such product. Drones use the company’s software to scan fields and then create a 3D map of an entire property. Important insights, that would have otherwise gone unnoticed, are highlighted.
What Is Farm Flight?
Farm Flight is a precise agricultural imagery service that combines high-quality imagery with accurate diagnostics about plant health and field structure. Drones are used to fly over fields, taking thousands of pictures to stitch together. From these pictures, infrared data and GPS information can be extracted, forming highly accurate terrain maps. This imagery can be used to locate problem areas in fields, even before problems can be seen by the human eye. Using infrared pictures, it is possible to tell which crops are being over-watered or are not receiving enough fertilizer. This can save time and money in the long run. Instead of fertilizing the entire field more, we provide you with the exact area and GPS coordinates of poorly performing crops.