Apple Academic Press
612 pages | 196 B/W Illus.
This volume, Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Systems in Crop Production: A Compendium, responds to the exponential interest in adopting aerial robots (UAVs or drones) for agricultural crop production, which is revolutionizing farming methods worldwide. This volume provides a useful detailed review of 250 UAVs that examines their usefulness in enhancing profitability, yield, and quality of crop production.
A detailed view of the recent trends indicates an increase in agricultural drone production. Millions of dollars have been invested in start-ups that produce agro-drones in past several years. North America, Europe, China and the Far East have excelled in offering a large number of UAV models. Some of them are versatile, a few are specific, and many of them are low cost. With so many drone models (over 1200) available, how do farmers and agricultural specialist choose the models best for them?
1. Introduction to Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Systems Utilized in Agriculture 2. Fixed-Wing Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Systems Utilized in Agriculture 3. Helicopter and Multi-Rotor Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Systems Utilized in Agriculture 4. Parachutes, Blimps, Balloons, and Kites as Unmanned Aerial Vehicles Useful in Agriculture 5. Sensors and Image Processing Computer Software Relevant to Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Based Technology in Agriculture 6. Applications of Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Systems in Agriculture: A Few Examples