The use of drones in agriculture is gaining in popularity. Drone farming is a tool that can lead to more accurate and timely crop production decisions. The level of education and understanding in how to treat a crop is paramount from the air. After all, a bird’s eye view of your fields is the quickest way to see and interpret if you need to take action in your production strategies.
Register Your Drone
If you’re considering purchasing a drone for your farming operation, please be aware that it needs to be registered. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) recently announced that owners are required to register their drones or unmanned aircraft system (UAS) in order to fly them. Below are a few guidelines.
- All drones weighing between .55 and 55 pounds must be registered. Larger drones may require registration by mail.
- Your drone must be registered even if it is only flown on private property.
- You must have your certificate of registration with you at all times when flying your drone.
- Failure to register your drone could result in civil penalties up to $27,500, criminal penalties and fines of up to $250,000 and/or imprisonment of up to three years.
For more information or to register your drone, please visit http://www.faa.gov/uas/registration.
Bird’s Eye View of Harvest From Our Drone
Here at AgVenture Pinnacle in Olivia, our drone serves two important purposes to our business.
- It’s a great tool for use during our agronomy work.
- It’s another set of eyes for us to see what is going on in our customer’s fields.
Below is a video of the AgVenture drone in action during a previous harvest season. Take a look!
Let our experienced team help you determine if you need to take action in your production strategies using cutting edge technology like drones. Please contact us at (320) 523-2252!