Make Money with Drones in Agriculture (Part 1 of 3)

Make Money with Drones in Agriculture (Part 1 of 3)

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In this episode, the Roswell Flight Test Crew sits down with Dr. Gregory Crutsinger of Scholar Farms to learn about the use of drones in agriculture. An ecologist by training, Greg worked previously as a professor at the University of British Columbia before moving to Silicon Valley to advance the use of drones in agriculture. He was employed by 3D Robotics and Parrot before creating his own company: Scholar Farms. Through his company, he offers an online masterclass for drones in agriculture. Beyond simply capturing aerial photographs of fields, Greg stresses the importance of using data analytics to create actionable intelligence for farmers. Successful drone pilots will understand the markets that they are serving, whether its vineyards, orchards, nuts or other crops. Operators can begin with drones carrying visible light cameras that they already own, then move into multispectral imaging for data products such as normalized difference vegetation index (NDVI) as their business expands. Initial offerings can include orthomosaic imaging, video transects, 360-degree panoramic images. The key to success is building relationships with farmers, not purchasing the latest drone technology. According to Greg, drones are best suited for small-scale, high-value crops: berries, grapes, almonds and so forth.


  1. Droneas gr on April 29, 2021 at 1:51 am

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  2. Variable on April 29, 2021 at 1:55 am

    I think I need to speak with this individual. I am a part 107 pilot attempting to obtain part 137 certification. My approach is treat what needs treating using a consumer drone to identify the problem areas then treating the areas with a spraying drone and I think he could help.

  3. Jose Castro on April 29, 2021 at 2:01 am

    Would a Yuneec Typhoon H be a good starter drone for trying to get into this industry?

  4. DroneLord on April 29, 2021 at 2:22 am

    The doc knows his stuff. $400 is really, really reasonable to start his course compared to the majority of drone courses out there.

  5. sgluckey 1 on April 29, 2021 at 2:22 am

    It would be nice if there was a sensor to detect redroot pigweeds in a field. Then enter the data to the computer on the spray tractor so it would know when to spray chemical to kill the pig weeds. 🙂🙂🙂🙂

  6. Lumai Mubanga on April 29, 2021 at 2:32 am

    learned alot from this interview.

  7. Antonio Amaral on April 29, 2021 at 2:39 am

    Hello good afternoon.
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  8. Golly medina on April 29, 2021 at 2:39 am

    I have a question can you use the drone to espray on orchard plantations or only on fields?

  9. InfoStream Pk on April 29, 2021 at 2:41 am

    Improvement in Modern Agriculture Technologies</a> playing a significant role in crop cultivation and yield improvement.;

  10. Willy Jimmy on April 29, 2021 at 2:44 am

    Tbh, ag drones have stalled because drone nerds know nothing about farming and farmers dont see a need for the service. If you want to do ag work you need to know the industry and understand what’s actually valuable to the farmer. Show them how to save money, show them how to recognize risks, show them how the can interpret the data using the industry lingo. To do this you must understand farming.

  11. Mark Williams on April 29, 2021 at 2:45 am

    Nice interview

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