Autonomous Drones Used for Large-Scale Cotton Defoliation

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XAG , a global agriculture technology company, has announced that it has performed a large-scale Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) spraying operation in China’s Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region. The operation involved over 1500 drone pilots, 1000 crop protection teams, and around 3000 XAG P Series Plant Protection UAS, all helping local cotton growers to spray defoliant and boost crop yields.

Chemical defoliation of cotton accelerates the opening of the plant boll and the dropping of the leaves from the plant, allowing for rapid mechanical harvesting. Previously, defoliation was achieved...


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