It wasn’t all that long ago that farmers would walk out into the fields and plant their seeds, hoping that the soil would have the right balance of moisture and nutrients to give their seeds a chance at survival. They might even say a quiet prayer. But that was the extent of what they could do to prepare for a good harvest. Today, agriculture is a high-tech industry, leveraging vast amounts of carefully-curated data to maximize their yields, and drones are becoming the centerpiece of their data stream. This video from PrecisionHawk demonstrates how UAVs have moved the ball forward in precision agriculture.
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