First drone “swarms” allowed in agriculture

First drone “swarms” allowed in agriculture

The use of drones, or unmanned aerial systems, to spray crops is gaining popularity.

Arthur Erickson, CEO and co-founder with Texas-based Hylio Drones, says there are several contributing factors.

“Besides being cheaper, and safer, and easier to deploy,”  he says, “the drones have some physical characteristics to them that make their applications more effective.”

He says a recent Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) exemption means Hylio can now utilize “swarms” of three drone sprayers with one operator.

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