US gives farmers approval to spray crops from drones. United States, officials said a drone large enough to carry tanks of fertilizers and pesticides has won rare approval from federal authorities to spray crops.
Japan’s rice farmers already used drone and now FAA approved it for the U.S.
“I certainly understand their cautious approach,” Steve Markofski, a spokesman for Yamaha Corp. U.S.A. said. “It’s a daunting task given our airspace is complicated.”
The approval highlights other potential uses said Brian Wynne, president and CEO of the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International,