The world may be going all-out on electric vehicles, but GCH Aviation, Christchurch, is trialling a large, gas turbine-powered drone to service farming clients.
Smart farmers won't just look to technlogy to save time and energy — they'll also look to it to imporve onfarm safety.
A UK research company suggests the market for agricultural robots and drones, now about $3 billion annually, will balloon to $10b by 2022.
Don't wait for the technology to be proven – the age of the farming drone is here now, say two South Canterbury dairy farmers already using off-the-shelf drones in their weekly farm management.
If you bring a drone up slowly on cattle you can observe them, but once you chase them with drones they don't forget, says Dr Temple Grandin.