Establishing A Drone Business With Part 107 In Agriculture

In years of working in the industry, we have collected many questions about drones and their application on a farm. This guide brings these FAQs together and explains drone imaging from A to Z in simple words. While Rantizo drone sprayers are built for ease of use, safety of operation is still a crucial focus.

In fact, walking visual inspections cost an average of $2 per acre, while drones cost much less. Sentera’s industry-leading agriculture sensors are designed to capture precise, radiometrically accurate plant-level vegetative indices. Our sensors are fully customizable, allowing you to leverage visual-band imagery as well as NDVI, NDRE, and multispectral data that is meaningful to your operation. In addition, XAG P80 Agricultural Drone is developed to meet the needs of users serving a larger field area. It elevates drone capacity to 40kg and is able to cover 20 hectares of farmland in an hour with variable-rate spraying that protects crops from harmful weeds, pests, and diseases.

After the suffering crops are detected, a farmer can begin analyzing them and find a solution before it is too late. New drone technology is very effective at collecting data to help farmers improve crop health. Equipped with sensors, drones flying over a field can collect plant height measurements by gathering range information from the plant canopy and the ground below. By measuring near infrared wavelengths through a multispectral sensor, drones can also create vegetation index images, indicating which plants are healthy and absorbing maximum sunlight. Based on application, crop spraying was the major revenue generating category in the agricultural drones market in 2018.

But after receiving their license under Part 107, the drone operator must identify applications that will improve clients’ yields. We have introduced ‘GMIPulse’, which is our report store; designed to offer clients a one-stop platform for all market research and business intelligence requirements. Clients can access reports, presentations, raw data excel sheets as well as detailed company profiles. GMIPulse allows you to track relevant industries and stay informed with latest innovation, competitive and regulatory developments to help design strategic framework.

According to official data, 300 million people hail from agrarian areas and are rapidly aging, while many younger people have moved to cities, leaving farms with fewer people to tend them. Chinese President Xi Jinping initiated a strategy of “rural vitalization” in 2017 and it’s widely expected to be part of China’s upcoming five-year plan. NDVI-approximation map generated from 700 images taken with a drone-mounted camera using an NIR/B/G lens that filters out the NIR wavelengths to show variability in crop biomass. There are also opportunities to use these standard images to assess germination and determine plant density to assist with decisions such as whether to replant parts or a whole paddock. Crop scouting without entering the paddock can assist with several key decisions that a farmer or agronomist might make based on visual assessments of a crop. In this module you will learn about what Remote Sensing is and how we can use UAVs as tool for our applications.


New federal rules are expected to encourage more innovations in the agriculture industry and make the technology affordable for average farmers, thus offsetting industry restraints. In June 2016, the Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration finalized operational rules for the routine commercial operation of small drones, called as unmanned aircraft systems. The rules eliminate the requirement of pilot’s license for operation thereby simplifying the buying for commercial purposes.