China's XAG rapidly expands the scale and potential of drone crop protection

September 18, 2019
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XAG, the Chinese unmanned aerial system (UAS) developer for agrichemical application, stated that its platform reached 20 million hectares of applied crop protection and in a single day covered 140,000 hectares. The company's success comes from a scaled solution including 1,000 crop protection teams and 3,000 sets of its P Series Plant Protection UASs, a scale that incumbents have not achieved. The company's strong momentum, with operations spanning 29 provinces across China and 38 countries, and engagements with Bayer to control fall armyworm in Guangxi Province, supports drone swarms as a viable pathway for precision agriculture. Expect UAS services to take root in regions with difficult cropping systems or limited equipment available.

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