Agricultural Drones: A Peaceful Pursuit

K. R. Krishna

February 15, 2018 Forthcoming by Apple Academic Press
Reference - 425 Pages - 27 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781771885959 - CAT# N11913

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  • outlines the agricultural advantages of using drones in agriculture, such as to management soil fertility, study natural resources and vegetation, maintain adequate irrigation, control weeds and pests, etc.
  • covers the economic advantages of using drones in agriculture
  • examines the regulatory aspects of agricultural drones
  • provides actual examples of drone usage in agriculture


Agricultural Drones: A Peaceful Pursuit deals with the increasing importance of the role of aerial robots in managing agricultural farms and natural resources. Agricultural drones are expected to revolutionize the way we conduct agronomic procedures and maintain natural vegetation on earth.

This new book provides a wealth of information on drone usage in agriculture. The book explores 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 discuss 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, and geography.