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Agricultural Drones Market (2015 – 2020): by Hardware (Rotor Type; Battery Life; Payload, Flight Distance), by Software; by Services (Farm Size, Crop Type), by Regions (NA, Europe, APAC, CALA, MEA): Market Analysis and Forecasting Report

Agricultural Drones Market (2015 – 2020): by Hardware (Rotor Type; Battery Life; Payload, Flight Distance), by Software; by Services (Farm Size, Crop Type), by Regions (NA, Europe, APAC, CALA, MEA): Market Analysis and Forecasting Report

The market report on Agricultural Drones provides insights into key market requirements gathered from farmers, their preferences, priorities and perception of drones in the larger goals towards big data and agricultural revolution. The study also covers key adoption factors such as farmer preferences of Phones/Tablets vs laptops, the role of crop consultants and agronomists and the emerging world of apps for farm drones.

The Agricultural Drones market report provides an in-depth analysis on customer pain points and geographical trends. The study also covers additional market forecast data on UAVs, military UAVs, Hobby drones and farm statistics. The analysis in the report will help both drone manufacturers, service providers and ecosystem players to increase the success of their business decisions and marketing goals.

This report has been built on a rigorous period of information gathering from both secondary and primary sources through several interviews with industry participants, drone manufacturers, farmers, crop consultants, agronomists, channel players and regulators. Data gathered from these interviews and surveys was curated, analyzed, and engineered to understand buying, spending, demand and supply patterns and to estimate market sizes and forecasts. The resultant data was checked for applicability across the drones and farm management value chains through market-data associations and then further validated through multiple check points to check consistencies, error samples, variances.

The 2015 syndicated study report on Agricultural drones is part of an ongoing series of market reports that focus on micro emerging trends in Drones and Ag-tech markets across multiple regions and countries.

The agricultural drones market covers three major segments - Hardware, Software and Services, across five regions of the market.

The hardware market is further segmented by:

  • Rotor Type
  • Fixed Rotor
  • Multi Rotor
  • Battery Life
  • < 30 mins
  • 30 – 60 mins
  • > 60 mins
  • Payload
  • < 5 Kgs
  • 5 – 10 Kgs
  • > 10 Kgs
  • Distance
  • < 1000 m
  • 1000 – 5000 m
  • > 5000 m
The services market is segmented by
  • Farm Size
  • < 1000 acres
  • 1000 – 5000 acres
  • > 5000 acres
The Hardware, Software and Services market is segmented by five regions:
  • North America
  • Europe
  • Asia Pacific
  • Central America/Latin America
  • Middle East and Africa


Drones are set to take off over farms. This is evident from the surge in market traction in adoption of small UAVs for agricultural applications. A small aerial drone can cover hundreds of acres of vegetation and provide detailed pictures of the crop to user devices. These images provide a rich ability for the farmer to spot plant disease, water levels or any insect infestation; a powerful use case for drones to break the tedium of tired labor from small fields to large acres of farmlands.

Farm drones can help provide information on where to apply pesticides, fertilizers or chemicals quickly and with minimal effort, thereby enabling farmers with better growing conditions. With 3D imagery, thermal reading and real time aerial data, drones can help farmers to easily identify farm areas with water scarcity and help direct irrigation systems towards those areas. These aerial drones can also be employed to check on livestock and herds for preventing predatory attacks.

A key restraint to the market are regulations. Regulatory agencies across the world are working on rules for drone use while keep security and privacy as the primary factors. The fact that small aerial drones can be prone to midair collisions and being a threat to airplanes, coupled with privacy concerns of data ownership, regulatory agencies are expected to plan and roll our rules and guidelines in a monitored and gradual manner, thereby hindering a rapid uptake in the market under check. However, the market is expected to flourish better once it is properly regulated with security threats addressed.

With quite a number of exemptions for agricultural drones in the US, the market is expected to take off quickly in the coming years. With rapid advancements in drone technology, the use of drones in agriculture and in other commercial markets is expected to reach mass market audience and become ubiquitous over the next decade.

1 AGRICULTURAL DRONES: RESEARCH OVERVIEW AND SUMMARY
1.1 Research Design
1.1.1 Research Goals
1.1.2 Research Scope
1.1.3 Research Methodology
1.1.4 Market Assumptions
1.2 Executive Summary
1.2.1 Demand Insights
1.2.2 Forecast Insights
2 AGRICULTURAL DRONES: MARKET OVERVIEW AND FORCES
2.1 Market Introduction
2.1.1 Definition
2.1.2 Evolution
2.1.3 Segmentation
2.2 Market Forces
2.2.1 Market Drivers
2.2.1.1 Drone Technology Innovations
2.2.1.2 Real Time Farm Management and Productivity
2.2.1.3 Privacy
2.2.1.4 Implementation Efficiencies
2.2.2 Restraints
2.2.2.1 Regulatory Scenario
2.2.3 Market Challenges
2.2.3.1 Cost vs Productivity Tradeoff
2.2.3.2 Feature Benefit Education
2.2.4 Opportunities
2.2.4.1 Drones as a Service
2.2.4.2 Farm Crop Analysis
2.2.4.3 Agricultural Robotics
3 AGRICULTURE DRONES: MARKET FORECASTS AND PROPORTIONS
3.1 Agricultural Drones Market Size and Forecasts
3.1.1 Market Definition and Overview
3.1.2 Market Size and Forecasts by Segments
3.1.3 Market Size and Forecasts by Regions
3.2 Commercial Drones Market Size and Forecasts
3.2.1 Commercial Drones Market Size and Forecast by Segments
3.2.2 Commercial Drones Market Size and Forecast by Verticals
3.2.3 Commercial Drones Market Size and Forecasts by Regions
3.3 Agricultural Drones as a proportion of Commercial Drones Market
3.3.1 Overall Trends
3.3.2 Forecast of Proportions (2015 – 2020)
4 AGRICULTURAL DRONES: MARKET SIZE AND FORECASTS – BY SEGMENTS
4.1 Agricultural Drones Hardware
4.1.1 Market Definition
4.1.2 Agricultural Drones Hardware Market Size and Forecast by Regions
4.1.3 Agricultural Drones Hardware Market Size and Forecast by Type
4.1.3.a By Rotor (Fixed Wing, Multi Rotor)
4.1.3.b By Battery Life (<30 mins, 30- 60 mins, >60mins)
4.1.3.c By Payload (<5 Kgs, 5 – 10 Kgs, >10 Kgs)
4.1.3.d By Distance (<1000m, 1000 – 5000m, >5000m)
4.2 Agricultural Drones Software
4.2.1 Market Definition
4.2.2 Agricultural Drones Software Market Size and Forecast by Regions
4.3 Agricultural Drones Services
4.3.1 Market Definition
4.3.2 Agricultural Drones Services Market Size and Forecast by Regions
4.3.3 Market Size and Forecast by Farm Size (<5000 acres, 5,000-10,000 acres, >10,000 acres)
5 AGRICULTURAL DRONES: MARKET SIZE AND FORECASTS – BY REGIONS
5.1 North America
5.1.1 Scope and Coverage
5.1.2 Market size and Forecasts by Hardware, Software, Services
5.2 Europe
5.2.1 Scope and Coverage
5.2.2 Market size and Forecasts by Hardware, Software, Services
5.3 Asia-Pacific
5.3.1 Scope and Coverage
5.3.2 Market size and Forecasts by Hardware, Software, Services
5.4 Central America/Latin America
5.4.1 Scope and Coverage
5.4.2 Market size and Forecasts by Hardware, Software, Services
5.5 Middle-East and Africa
5.5.1 Scope and Coverage
5.5.2 Market size and Forecasts by Hardware, Software, Services
6 AGRICULTURAL DRONES: MARKET TRENDS AND COMMERCIALIZATION
6.1 Key Market Requirements
6.1.1 Application priorities
6.1.2 Big Drone Data to Agriculture Revolution
6.2 Key Adoption Factors
6.2.1 Phones/tablets vs laptops
6.2.2 Crop Consultants and agronomists
6.3 Key Aspects
6.3.1 Drone apps and software
6.3.2 Open Source or Proprietary Drone Software?
7 AGRICULTURAL DRONES: MARKET PARTICIPANTS – SUPPLY AND DEMAND
7.1 Supply Side Analysis
7.1.1 Product and Company Profiles
7.1.2 Startup Ecosystem
7.2 Demand Side Analysis
7.2.1 Farm Applications User Ratings by Region
7.2.2 Crop Applications User Ratings by Region
7.2.3 Services User Ratings by Regions
7.2.4 Drone Sensors User Ratings by Regions
8 ASSOCIATED MARKET FORECASTS AND STATISTICS
8.1 Unmanned Arial Vehicles (UAV) Market Size and Forecast
8.1.1 Market Definition and Overview
8.1.2 Market Size and Forecast by Segments
8.1.3 Market Size and Forecast by Regions
8.2 Military UAV Market Size and Forecasts
8.2.1 Market Definition and Overview
8.2.2 Market Size and Forecasts by Regions
8.3 Hobby Drones Market Size and Forecasts
8.3.1 Market Definition and Overview
8.3.2 Market Size and Forecasts by Regions
8.4 Statistics
8.4.1 Commercial Drone Exemptions
8.4.2 Farm Numbers by Country Tiers
List of Tables
Table 1: Forecast Assumptions and Growth Factors
Table 2: Agricultural Drones Market Size and Forecast
Table 3: Agricultural Drones Market Size and Forecast by Segments
Table 4: Agricultural Drones Market Size and Forecast by Regions
Table 5: Commercial Drones Market Size and Forecast
Table 6: Commercial Drones Market Size and Forecast by Segments
Table 7: Commercial Drones Market Size and Forecasts by Verticals
Table 8: Commercial Drones Market Size and Forecasts by Regions
Table 9: Agricultural Drones as a proportion of Commercial Drones Market
Table 10: Agricultural Drones Hardware Market Size and Forecast by Regions
Table 11: Agricultural Drones Hardware Market Size and Forecast by Rotor Type
Table 12: Agricultural Drones Hardware Market Size and Forecast by Battery Life
Table 13: Agricultural Drones Hardware Market Size and Forecast by Payload
Table 14: Agricultural Drones Hardware Market Size and Forecast by Distance
Table 15: Agricultural Drones Software Market Size and Forecast by Regions
Table 16: Agricultural Drones Services Market Size and Forecast by Regions
Table 17: Agricultural Drones Services Market Size and Forecast by Farm Size
Table 18: North America Agricultural Drones Market Size and Forecast by Segments
Table 19: Europe Agricultural Drones Market Size and Forecast by Segments
Table 20: Asia-Pacific Agricultural Drones Market Size and Forecast by Segments
Table 21: Central & Latin America Agricultural Drones Market Size and Forecast by Segments
Table 22: Middle East & Africa Agricultural Drones Market Size and Forecast by Segments
Table 23: Farmer Priorities For Farm Applications Over Time
Table 24: Farm Applications User Ratings by Regions
Table 25: Crop Applications User Ratings by Regions
Table 26: Drone Services User Ratings by Regions
Table 27: Drone Sensors User Ratings by Regions
Table 28: UAV Market Size and Forecast
Table 29: UAV Market Size and Forecast by Segments
Table 30: UAV Market Size and Forecast by Regions
Table 31: Military UAV Market Size and Forecast
Table 32: Military UAV Market Size and Forecast by Regions
Table 33: Hobby Drones Market Size and Forecast
Table 34: Hobby Drones Market Size and Forecast by Regions
List of Figures
Figure 1: Agricultural Drones Research Methodology
Figure 2: Agriculture Drones Market Segmentation
Figure 3: Agriculture Drones Market Forces
Figure 4: Agricultural Drones Market Size and Forecast
Figure 5: Agricultural Drones Market Size and Forecast by Segments
Figure 6: Agricultural Drones Market Size and Forecast by Regions
Figure 7: Commercial Drones Market Size and Forecast
Figure 8: Commercial Drones Market Size and Forecast by Segments
Figure 9: Commercial Drones Market Size and Forecasts by Verticals
Figure 10: Commercial Drones Market Size and Forecasts by Regions
Figure 11: Agricultural Drones as a proportion of Commercial Drones Market
Figure 12: Agricultural Drones Hardware Market Size and Forecast by Regions
Figure 13: Agricultural Drones Hardware Market Size and Forecast by Regions
Figure 14: Agricultural Drones Hardware Market Size and Forecast by Battery Life
Figure 15: Agricultural Drones Hardware Market Size and Forecast by Payload
Figure 16: Agricultural Drones Hardware Market Size and Forecast by Distance
Figure 17: Agricultural Drones Software Market Size and Forecast by Regions
Figure 18: Agricultural Drones Services Market Size and Forecast by Regions
Figure 19: Agricultural Drones Services Market Size and Forecast by Farm Size
Figure 20: North America Agricultural Drones Market Size and Forecast by Segments
Figure 21: Europe Agricultural Drones Market Size and Forecast by Segments
Figure 22: Asia Pacific Agricultural Drones Market Size and Forecast by Segments
Figure 23: Central & Latin America Agricultural Drones Market Size and Forecast by Segments
Figure 24: Middle East & Africa Agricultural Drones Market Size and Forecast by Segments
Figure 25: UAV Market Size and Forecast
Figure 26: UAV Market Size and Forecast by Segments
Figure 27: UAV Market Size and Forecast by Regions
Figure 28: Military UAV Market Size and Forecast
Figure 29: Military UAV Market Size and Forecast by Regions
Figure 30: Hobby Drones Market Size and Forecast
Figure 31: Hobby Drones Market Size and Forecast by Regions
Figure 32: Commercial Drones- Exemptions
Figure 33: Farm Numbers by Country Tiers

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