Japan Seeks to Harness Drones for Agriculture

Japan Seeks to Harness Drones for Agriculture

The agriculture ministry of Japan has unveiled a plan to promote the spread of drones for agriculture to cope with the aging of farmers and shortages of successors of farms in the country, reports The Japan News.

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In the plan announced on March 18, the ministry set a goal to introduce agricultural drones for more than half of the land area planted with rice, wheat, and soy across Japan by fiscal 2022, for promoting labor-saving and increasing productivity.

The ministry expects the drones to be utilized not only for spreading agricultural chemicals and fertilizers but also for analyzing the growth conditions of crops with cameras mounted on them.

Continue reading at The Japan News.

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