Pyka’s Game-changing Pelican: Setting New Aerial Agricultural Standards

Lisa Ellman, a leading policy advocate for the commercial UAS industry, says this vehicle is the largest ever licensed and is a major step forward for the industry as a whole (Source: Pyka)
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In a landmark decision, the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has given the nod to Pyka, an Oakland-based manufacturer, permitting its autonomous Pelican sprayer to take to the skies. Michael Norcia, the visionary leading Pyka as its CEO, anticipates a revolution in agriculture, where autonomous electric aircraft could be as common as tractors within half a decade.

Drones Measuring Radioactivity for Optimizing Crop Yield

Agricultural drone at work
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Drones have a new role in agriculture, with the ability to measure soil radioactivity to optimize crop yield. A smart sensor mounted on a drone can detect soil radioactivity from the air, providing data on soil health and mineral content.

What role for drones in future agriculture ?

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Drones have come a long way since their inception and have found applications in various industries. Agriculture, in particular, is one industry that has found tremendous benefit from using drones. These unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) have proven to be valuable assets in modern farming practices, offering a host of advantages to farmers.