The Lancaster Hawkeye Mark III from PrecisionHawk is launched easily into the sky after the user tells the UAV what data to collect These systems are fully autonomous and will come back and land on their own at the starting point Photo PrecisionHawk

The Lancaster Hawkeye Mark III from PrecisionHawk is launched easily into the sky after the user tells the UAV what data to collect. These systems are fully autonomous and will come back and land on their own at the starting point. Photo: PrecisionHawk

The Spectrum of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles for Agriculture

From university students to entrepreneurs to established UAV manufacturers, a lot of people are jumping on the bandwagon to create these high-tech eyes in the sky for agriculture. This sampling of UAVs gives a look into the array of models that Farm Industry News has had the chance to see. Like many other technologies, there are many options available, but most of the manufacturers we spoke to claimed prices would decline in the future as long as increased demand couples with less restrictive federal regulations.

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This gallery is part of Farm Industry News' cover story of its August 2013 issue, plus it includes additional exclusive images not seen in print. Check back for the full UAV story next week at Read the full cover story here [3].