Agricultural Drones Could Create Jobs in Arizona

"Flying Tractors" may become more common


Drones in the tens of thousands will be in the skies by 2030, the Federal Aviation Administration predicts. But where some may fear precision weapons or flying spy cameras, Steve Markofski sees flying tractors.

Markofski, a new business planner for Yamaha, hopes to repeat in the United States the success that the company has had in Japan with RMAX, an unmanned aerial vehicle that sprays fertilizer and herbicides over farms there.