By Louisa Burwood-Taylor from AgFunder

The commoditization of drones, which can now be purchased for as little as a few hundred dollars, has made the actual vehicle for flying of less importance; now it’s all about the sensor attached to the drone; the processing and analysis of that imagery, and the real-time, actionable insights that analysis can give to farmers.

Here is a selection of startups you may not have heard of to highlight how drone technologies for agriculture are evolving to resolve some of the pain points discussed above and add more value to the industry.