1st Edition

Agricultural Drones A Peaceful Pursuit

By K. R. Krishna Copyright 2018
    412 Pages 28 B/W Illustrations
    by Apple Academic Press

    412 Pages 28 B/W Illustrations
    by Apple Academic Press

    412 Pages 28 B/W Illustrations
    by Apple Academic Press

    Agricultural drones are expected to revolutionize the way we conduct agronomic procedures and maintain natural vegetation on earth. This book explores the increasing importance of the role of aerial robots in managing agricultural farms and natural resources. Agricultural Drones: A Peaceful Pursuit provides a wealth of information on drone usage in agriculture. The book discusses the advanced sensors and imaging capabilities of drones that give farmers new ways to increase yields and reduce crop damage. An introductory chapter provides historical data, with details about various models of drones as well as the most recent and popular agricultural drones in usage. The book goes onto look at such topics as the use of drones for soil fertility, production agronomy, irrigation, weed control, pest and disease control, grain yield forecasting, and economic advantages from drone use. This timely and useful volume will be a valuable resource for faculty, agricultural extension officers, and farmers and farm consultancy agencies. This book would also serve as an excellent textbook for students in agriculture, engineering, geography, etc.

    Key features:

    • outlines the advantages of using drones in agriculture, such as for the management of soil fertility, the study of natural resources and vegetation, the maintenance of adequate irrigation, and the control of weeds and pests

    • covers the economic advantages of using drones in agriculture

    • examines the regulatory aspects of agricultural drones

    • provides actual examples of drone usage in agriculture

    Drones in Agriculture: An Introduction

    Drones to Study Natural Resources and Vegetation

    Drones in Soil Fertility Management

    Drones in Production Agronomy

    Drones in Irrigation and Water Management During Crop Production

    Drones to Manage Weeds in Crop fields

    Drones in Crop Disease and Pest Control

    Drones in Crop Yield Estimation and Forecasting

    Economic and Regulatory aspects of Agricultural Drones

    Drones in Agriculture: Summary and Future Course


    K. R. Krishna, PhD, has authored several books on issues in international agriculture, encompassing topics in agroecosystems, field crops, soil fertility and crop management, precision farming, and soil microbiology. His more recent titles deal with topics such as agricultural robotics and drones and satellite guidance to improve soil fertility and crop productivity. Dr. Krishna is a member of several professional organizations, including the International Society for Precision Agriculture, the American Society of Agronomy, the Soil Science Society of America, the Ecological Society of America, the Indian Society of Agronomy, the Soil Science Society of India, among others. He is retired from the International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT) in India.