China is Encouraging the Application of Spraying Drones in Agriculture
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China is Encouraging the Application of Spraying Drones in Agriculture

36Kr, 2017

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DJI Technology is the world's leader in consumer drones, and its crop-spraying octocoptor is changing the way Chinese farmers work.  Zhang Xiyuan, staff writer at tech media site 36Kr, illustrates how the new technology benefits farmers in the apple-growing region of Ji County in Shanxi Province. Although the article reads like a DJI promotional piece or sponsored content, getAbstract recommends it to people interested in how technology is transforming traditional industries.

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DJI Technology, China’s largest consumer drone manufacturer, entered the agricultural industry in late 2015 with the introduction of its crop-spraying drone. Since then, DJI has enhanced its agricultural products and services while building a community of farmers, farm suppliers and spraying teams. Revenues from agriculture now make up about 20% of the company’s total revenue.

DJI’s 2015 agriculture drone, the Agras MG-1S, sprays crops with pesticides, fertilizers and herbicides at an average rate of 0.16 acres per minute. One...

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Zhang Xiyuan is an analyst and writer for 36Kr, a leading tech media website in China that provides reports on businesses and startups.


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