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Agricultural Drones Market Shares, Strategies and Forecasts, Worldwide, 2016 to 2022

  • ID: 3644321
  • Report
  • Region: Global
  • 288 Pages
  • Wintergreen Research, Inc
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The Worldwide Market for Agricultural Drones Is $494 Million Anticipated to Reach $3.69 Billion by 2022


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  • BlueSKy
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  • GoPro
  • Japan Drones
  • RUAG Aerospace
  • MORE
Worldwide agricultural drone markets are poised to achieve significant growth with the use of cameras on stable flying platforms that are used to help implement precision farming. Crop visualization lets farmers better control and isolate areas for spraying and lets the drones do the spraying.

Agricultural drones use automated process to make farming more productive. Drones provide better, more flexible visualization. Smart drone agricultural uses cameras and provide the prospect of trillions of dollars in farming economic growth. Smart commercial drones connect seamlessly and securely to the Internet and to each other.

Agricultural drone technology has reached a level of maturity that has put these systems at the forefront of farming modernization. Farmers around the entire world are adapting to drone availability, using aerial cameras to visualize plants. Use cases are evolving rapidly. Video, specialized video, targeted video, and agricultural spraying systems are offered.

Agricultural Drones Use Technology for Spraying, Mapping, Pest Control, Seeding, Remote Sensing, and Precision Agriculture. Agricultural technology uses drones to leverage a data-driven future. Inexpensive sensors, cloud computing and intelligent software used in a drone system hold the potential to transform agriculture and help feed the world’s growing population.

Venture investment in agricultural drones has been strong. Investment of venture capital in agricultural technology start-ups reached $2.06 billion in the first half of 2015, $4.25 billion, up from $2 billion in all of 2014.

Agricultural drones leverage the Internet of things (IoT). IoT brings sensors to supplement images of the land from above, making it possible to communicate and use analytics to understand changes in vegetation.

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1. Agricultural Drones: Market Description and Market Dynamics
1.1. Venture Investment In Agricultural Drones
1.1.1. Agricultural Industrialization
1.1.2. Transparency Benefits Of IoT and Digital Farming
1.2. Smart Drones: Commercial Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) Description
1.3. Drone Enhanced Capability and Payloads
1.4. Nano Drones Applications
1.4.1. Drone Miniaturization
1.5. Follow Me Drones
1.5.1. US FAA Commercial Drone Permits
1.6. Unmanned Aerial Systems Payloads
1.6.1. Composites Key to Utility
1.6.2. Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) Agriculture Mapping
1.7. Californian Wine Industry Uses Drones to Refine Sampling of the Vineyard
1.8. Agri-Informatics
1.8.1. Drones Geo-Tag Images And Wirelessly Transmit
1.8.2. Drones Used in Japan for Agriculture
2. Agricultural Drone Market Shares and Forecasts
2.1. Agricultural Drone Market Driving Forces
2.1.1. Agricultural Drones For Crop Surveillance
2.2. Drone Agricultural Inspection and Planting Aerial Systems Market Shares
2.2.1. Agriculture Commercial Drone Market Vertical Growth:
2.2.2. Yamaha RMAX
2.2.3. DJI Agricultural Spraying Drone
2.2.4. Prox Dynamics PD-100 Black Hornet
2.2.5. Draganfly Draganflyer X4-P
2.2.6. AscTec Firefly
2.2.7. 3D Robotics
2.2.8. AgEagle Aerial Systems Agricultural Crop Map Functions
2.3. Agricultural Drone Market Forecasts
2.3.1. Agricultural Drone Unit Analysis and Unit Forecasts
2.3.2. Agricultural Drone Unit Shipments
2.3.1. Agriculture Surveying Via Drones
2.3.2. Drone Agricultural Surveying
2.3.3. Agricultural Crop Dusting Drones
2.3.4. Agricultural Drone Trends
2.3.5. Agricultural Drones Provide Farmers With Detailed Views
2.4. Drone Shipments
2.4.1. Drone Market Shares and Sector Forecasts
2.4.2. Drone Market Forecasts
2.5. Agricultural Drone Prices
2.6. Drone Systems by Application
2.7. Agricultural Drone Regional Market Analysis
2.7.1. Smart Drone Commercial (UAV) Industry Regional Summary
2.7.2. U.S Accounts for 73 Percent of The Worldwide Research, Development, Test, And Evaluation (RDT&E) Spending On Smart Drone Technology
2.7.3. U.S. State Department Drone Export Guidelines
2.7.4. Canada
2.7.5. Europe
2.7.6. UK Trade in Drones
2.7.7. Drones for the Netherlands
2.7.8. Japan
2.7.9. Sony Drone Services
2.7.10 Japanese Drone Works Inside the Nuclear Power Plant
2.7.11 China
2.7.12 Chinese Smog-Fighting Drones That Spray Chemicals To Capture Air Pollution
2.7.13 China Desires Exports, Steps Up Research In Drones
2.7.14 Chinese Commercial Drones
2.7.15 Singapore
2.7.16 Africa
2.7.17 East Africa
2.7.18 Expansion of US Drone Base in Africa
2.7.19 Ethiopia
2.7.20 Brazil
2.7.21 Morocco
2.7.22 India
2.7.23 Australian Research on Agricultural Drones
3. Agricultural Drone Product Description
3.1. Yamaha Crop Dusting Drones
3.1.1. Yahama
3.1.2. Yamaha RMAX
3.1.3. Yamaha Unmanned Helicopters For Industrial And Research Applications
3.1.4. Yamaha Rmax Helicopter Agricultural Drone For Crop Spraying
3.2. AeroVironment
3.2.1. AeroVironment: RQ-11B Raven for Agriculture
3.2.2. AeroVironment: RQ-11B Raven
3.2.3. AeroVironment Raven Specifications
3.2.4. AeroVironment RQ-20A Puma AE
3.2.5. AeroVironement Ground Control System
3.2.6. BP and AeroVironment FAA-Approved, Commercial Drone Operations Presage Agricultural Applications
3.2.7. AeroVironment Integrated LiDAR Sensor Payload
3.2.8. AeroVironment AV’s Family of Small UAS
3.3. DJI Inspire 1
3.3.1. DJI Technology Chinese Crop Spraying Drone
3.3.2. DJI Technology Turning to the Rural Market
3.3.3. DJI Phantom
3.3.4. DJI Ronin
3.4. 3D Robotics
3.4.1. 3D Robotics Launches Line of Mapping Drones
3.4.2. 3D Robotics
3.5. FT Sistemas
3.5.1. FT Sistemas Drone Applications
3.6. AgEagle
3.6.1. AgEagle Aerial Systems
3.7. Raven Industries
3.7.1. Raven and AgEagle Partner on UAS Solutions for Agriculture
3.8. HoneyComb AgDrones
3.9. Parrot / SenseFly
3.10 Precision Drones
3.11 PrecisionHawk Lancaster Drone Monitors Livestock Temperature To Check For Fever
4. Agricultural Drone Research and Technology
4.1. Agricultural Research and Technology
4.2. Regulations in the Agricultural Drone Industry
4.2.1. Drone Regulation Exemptions
4.2.2. FAA Plans Final Regulation on Commercial Drone Use by Mid-2
4.2.3. FAA Approved Drone Projects
4.3. Agricultural Drone Sensors & Capabilities
5. Agricultural Company Profiles
5.1. 3D Robotics
5.1.1. 3D Robotics Acquisition of Sifteo
5.2. AeroVironment
5.2.1. AeroVironment Revenue
5.3. AgEagle
5.4. Airogisitic
5.5. Airware
5.5.1. Airware Components of its Aerial Information Platform
5.5.2. Airware’s AIP Business Model
5.5.3. Airware Investment from Intel Capital
5.6. Aviation Industry Corporation of China (AVIC)
5.7. China Aerospace CASC Space Technology
5.7.1. China Aerospace CASC Revenue
5.8. Deveron Resources Ltd
5.8.1. Eagle Scout Drone Imaging
5.9. DJI
5.9.1. DJI Agricultural Spraying Drone
5.9.2. DJI Inspire 1
5.9.3. DJI Technology Chinese Crop Spraying Drone
5.10 FT Sistemas
5.11 Honeycomb
5.12 HUVRData, LLC
5.13 Parrot / Sensefly
5.13.1. Parrot / Sensefly
5.13.2. Parrot/senseFly
5.13.3. Parrot Group / senseFly
5.13.4. Parrot Group senseFly CTI Certified
5.13.5. Parrot Drone First Quarter Sales For 2015 Up 356 Percent
5.14 Precision Drone
5.15 Raven Industries
5.16 Skycatch
5.17 Tekever Drones To Detect Vine Disease
5.17.1. TEKEVER Group drone Project In The Wine-Growing Region Of Minho (North of Portugal)
5.17.2. TEKEVER
5.18 Topcon Positioning Group
5.19 Yahama
5.19.1 Yamaha Crop Dusting Drones
5.20 Yuneec

Table ES-1 Agricultural Drone Market Driving Forces
Table ES-2 Agricultural Drone Market Factors
Table ES-3 Agricultural Drone Geo-Referenced Image Advantages
Table ES-4 Benefits of Agricultural Drones
Figure ES-5 Commercial Drones Took to the Skies First for the Agricultural Industry
Figure ES-6 Agricultural Drone Market Shares, Dollars
Figure ES-7 Smart Commercial Drone Agriculture Aerial Systems Forecasts, Dollars, Worldwide, 2016-2022
Table 1-1 Ability Of Commercial Drones To Perform Delivery Function in Agriculture
Table 1-2 Nano Drones Applications
Figure 1-3 DJI Share of FAA Drone Operations Exceptions
Table 1-4 Drones Used in Japan for Agriculture Access Benefits
Table 1-5 Drone Farming Plot Infrastructure Access Barriers
Table 2-1 Agricultural Drone Market Driving Forces
Table 2-2 Agricultural Drone Market Factors
Table 2-3 Agricultural Drone Geo-Referenced Image Advantages
Table 2-4 Benefits of Agricultural Drones
Figure 2-5 Commercial Drones Took to the Skies First for the Agricultural Industry
Figure 2-6 Agricultural Drone Market Shares, Dollars
Table 2-7 Agricultural Inspection and Planting Drone Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) Market Shares, Dollars, Worldwide
Table 2-8 Drone Uses in Agriculture
Figure 2-9 Yamaha Helicopter Drone Spraying
Figure 2-10 Yamaha RMAX Helicopter Drones
Figure 2-11 DJI Agricultural Spraying Drone
Figure 2-12 Draganfly Draganflyer X4-P
Figure 2-13 AscTec Firefly
Table 2-14 Technical Data – AscTec Firefly
Table 2-15 AgEagle Aerial Systems Agricultural Crop Map Functions
Figure 2-16 Smart Commercial Drone Agriculture Aerial Systems Forecasts, Dollars, Worldwide, 2016-2022
Table 2-17 Agricultural Drone Markets Worldwide, 2016-2022
Table 2-18 Agricultural Inspection and Planting Smart Drone Aerial Systems (UAS) Market Shares, Units, Worldwide
Figure 2-19 Agricultural Drone Market Forecasts, Units, Worldwide, 2016-2022
Table 2-20 Small and Mid-Size Agricultural Drone Systems, Dollars and Units, Worldwide, 2016-2022
Figure 2-21 Agriculture Surveying Via Drones
Table 2-22 Drone Systems Market Share Units
Figure 2-23 Drone Aerial Systems Market Forecasts, Units, Worldwide, 2016-2022
Figure 2-24 DJI Overcomes Technological Barriers to Drone Manufacture
Figure 2-25 Agriculture, Business, Environmental and Entertainment Use of Drones
Figure 2-26 Drone Systems Market Shares, 2
Figure 2-27 Drone Aerial Systems Forecasts, Dollars, Worldwide, 2016-2022
Table 2-28 Drone Aerial Systems by Sector, Military, Agriculture, Oil and Gas, Border Patrol, Law Enforcement, Homeland Security, Disaster Response, Package Delivery, Photography, Videography, Dollars, Worldwide, 2016-2022
Table 2-29 Drone Systems by Application, Military, Law Enforcement, Homeland Security, and Border Patrol, Agricultural, Package Delivery, Consumer Photo Drones, Utility Infrastructure Inspection, and Mapping, Market Shares, Dollars, Worldwide
Figure 2-30 Drone Aerial Systems (UAS) Regional Market Segments, Dollars
Table 2-31 Drone Aerial Systems (UAS) Regional Market Segments
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Digital electronics brings significant change to the ancient manual processes of farming. Markets portend to reach multitrillion-dollar payoff from the emerging technology that increases the production and distribution of food. There are technical and policy issues to leverage the potential of the drone use of the Internet of Things (IoT). Challenges include security, privacy and standards. Hackers can enter apparently secure networks to remotely control engines, brakes and steering. This could create a problem on a farm if the network was hacked.

Agricultural industrialization has been brought in some measure by tractors and columbines. Drones bring far greater automated process. Preindustrial agriculture, dating from before Christ to about 1920, consisted of labor-intensive, essentially subsistence farming on small farms. This took two acres to feed one person. With industrial agriculture, from 1920 to 2010, tractors and combine harvesters, chemical fertilizers and seed science opened commercialization of farms. Gains in productivity achieved one acre feeding five people.

Digital agriculture brought by drones is part of the next stage in industrialization of agriculture. It involves exploiting data from many sources - sensors on farm equipment and plants, satellite images and weather tracking. The use of water and fertilizer is measured and monitored. Growing can be monitored on a plant-by-plant basis.

Plant factories are being implemented worldwide that use 97% less water than an outdoor growing environment. Drones are anticipated to be used in those environments indoors. The data-rich approach to decision making represented a sharp break with tradition. It is a totally different world than walking out on the farmland, kicking the dirt and making a decision based on intuition.

Transparency is a significant aspect of sensor use in farming logistics. Consumers care that their food is cared for in the proper manner: end to end.
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- 3D Robotics
- Aeryon Labs
- AgEagle
- Airogisitic
- Airware
- BlueSKy
- Boeing
- China Aerospace
- Intel / Cyberhawk Innovations
- Delair-Tech
- Denel Dynamics
- Draganflyer
- EHang
- Finmeccanica
- Flirtey
- FT Sistemas
- Google
- GoPro
- Gryphon
- Hobbico
- Hubsan
- Intel
- Ascending Technologies
- Israel Aerospace Industries
- Japan Drones
- L-3 Communications
- Parrot/senseFly
- Prox Dynamics
- Proxy Technologies
- Roketsan
- RUAG Aerospace
- Safran Morpho
- Schiebel
- Secom
- Skycatch
- Sky-Futures
- Yahama
- Yuneec
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