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Commercial UAV Expo 2017: Wine industry mulls drone use

26th October 2017 - 22:05 GMT | by Scott Gourley in Las Vegas


The potential target market for the use of drones by vineyards and in viticulture management was an area that could see significant growth in future, according to industry experts presenting at the Commercial UAV Expo in Las Vegas.

Taylor McAuslan, VP of geographic information systems at Hawk Aerial, said that in the United States alone there are one million acres of wine grapes. 

Depending on quality and harvesting processes used, each of those acres yields between $1,000 and $50,000 worth of grapes each year, creating a bottom line total of $3 billion worth of wine grapes each year. Utilising drones

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Scott Gourley


Scott Gourley

Scott Gourley is a US-based writer on defence and security issues. A former US Army …

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