Chinese agri-tech company XAG has announced its Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) crop protection services have covered 20 million hectares of accumulated farmland, amid a large-scale cotton defoliation operation in Xinjiang, China, the company said.
Among the first to introduce fully autonomous drones to transform the way crops are grown, XAG has become one of the world´s largest agriculture drone manufacturers and service providers. Its crop spraying drones have operated in 38 countries including South Korea, Japan, Australia, Vietnam, Brazil, Mexico, Zambia, etc.
According to XAG Flight Information System (XFIS), up to September 11, 2019, the company´s total drone service record has exceeded 20 million hectares, which is 400% higher than that of a year ago. Particularly, this August, XAG conducted a record-breaking, single-day operation on as many as 140,000 hectares of farmlands, marking a milestone in the global UAS crop protection industry.
XAG is a Chinese-based agriculture technology company and industrial UAS manufacturer. Through empowering farmers with precision technologies such as drones, artificial intelligence (AI) and Internet-of-Things (IoT), XAG has been committed to improving the productivity, quality and sustainability of agricultural production. Currently, it has established global partnerships with industry leaders and research institutions, such as Bayer, Alibaba, Huawei, Harper Adams University and Sydney University, to promote digital farming and enhance food safety. Having transformed crop protection approach on 20 million hectares of lands, XAG´s smart agriculture solutions have been introduced into 38 overseas markets and adapted to the local agricultural landscape, such as bee pollination and weed control in Australia, the fall armyworm plague in Zambia and the aging rural population in Japan.