Wine Grape Growing

Glossary

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UNMANNED AERIAL VEHICLES (UAVs). An unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), commonly known as a drone and also referred by several other names, is an aircraft without a human pilot aboard. The flight of UAVs may be controlled either autonomously by onboard computers or by the remote control of a pilot on the ground or in another vehicle. In agriculture, UAVs are typically used to survey crops. The available two types of UAVs - fixed-wing and rotary-wing - are both equipped with cameras and are guided by GPS. They can travel along a fixed flight path or be controlled remotely.