China: Farmer-Less Automated Farms Being Tested in Heilongjiang Province

China: Farmer-Less Automated Farms Being Tested in Heilongjiang Province

Agricultural drones are flying above while driverless machines transplant rows of rice seedlings in a farm in northeast China’s Heilongjiang Province, a major rice production base, according to a recent report on Shine.cn.

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The work is carried out on an almost 11-hectare field in Hongwei Farm, Heilongjiang, one of China’s 10 selected grain plantation areas to test agricultural automation for the next-generation of farming.

Sponsored by the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs and the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology, the 10 designated farms in Jiangsu Province, Chongqing Municipality, Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region as well as Henan and Hainan provinces started the test this year.

Continue reading at Shine.cn.

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