Automated Rice Seeding Drone Introduced

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Automated Rice Seeding Drone Introduced
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XAG has demonstrated direct rice seeding via unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), as part of an initiative to offset labour shortages due to an ageing farming population in China as well as the COVID-19 pandemic. The demonstration was conducted in Happy Farms, one of the largest modern agricultural parks in Guangdong province, and contrasted manual seeding versus using a drone to perform the same operation.

Direct rice seeding is the process of sowing seeds directly into fields without nursery cultivation and transplantation of plants. As a more sustainable alternative to conventional...

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