News and Success Stories

Published 05 September 2022

First unmanned smart farm starts harvest

On the outskirts of Shanghai, there’s a fleet of unmanned vehicles busy harvesting rice on the first smart farm. 

Piloted in 2020, these machines have the ability to sow, plough, harvest, transport, and conduct field management - all on their own. 

There are high hopes this farm will improve profits, the quality of rice, and the amount of control farmers have over their crops. There’s also hope the technology attracts the younger generation to join the agricultural sector. The smart farm is still in its initial stages but watch this space.

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