In the United States, the future of agriculture looks especially bright due to the widespread use of drones in agriculture Australia. The main benefits of aerial drones in agriculture are that they allow a greater degree of precision to the growing and harvesting process, they reduce labor costs and reduce environmental damage caused by the cultivation of fruits and vegetables. With the consistent precision that is required of modern farming methods, the widespread use of aerial vehicles in this field has been created as a means of allowing greater yields to be produced per crop, while spending less effort and money on the actual physical work of the landowner and farmer. There are currently several organizations across the United States that are utilizing these types of drones in agriculture.
One such organization is Wheatgrass Drones Australia which is using this method of aerial farming to increase the production of wheat and barley on a massive scale. Another organization is the Australian White Mule Team who utilizes drones to help them gather and map their massive range of wetlands and water areas. By using a network of high-altitude unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) and ground-based autonomous control systems, the Mule Team has been able to save time and money in areas such as harvesting land for the production of food. These types of UAVs operate both indoors and outdoors and can complete their tasks without having to worry about damaging or destroying any actual crops. The Australian White Mule Team has been using these UAVs to scan remote areas for large mammals such as elk and wombats. This allows for a more accurate and efficient harvesting and growing process which have helped the team to increase their production rates, while decreasing the amount of money spent on manual labor.
In the United Kingdom, the Countryside Technologies Ltd. has been utilizing drones in agriculture for several years, using them to monitor food crops. Using data provided by the remotely operated vehicles, the company is able to provide an accurate forecast of the growth patterns of their crops in real time. This method of predicting harvests has helped the company to save thousands of dollars that would have otherwise been spent on labor and other costs associated with harvesting crops. The use of UAVs in agriculture also reduces costs in another area: aerial advertising. As companies become more aware of the benefits associated with aerial advertising, they are likely to see it as a more cost effective and efficient medium to reach their target markets.