DJI to invest in farm drones, train operators
DJI, the world’s largest commercial drone manufacturer by market share, plans to further invest $1.46 million in agricultural drones and cultivating drone operators in the next year.
The move aims to help farmers improve the efficiency of spraying pesticides and increase the use ratio of intelligent agricultural equipment.
DJI said it will open 1,000 brick-and-mortar retail stores, train more than 20,000 professional drone operators and establish more than 600 training branches across the nation in 2019. It will also increase subsidies for purchasing agricultural drones and enhance its maintenance and after-sales services.
The company launched its latest agricultural drone, the T16, on Tuesday, which features an upgraded loading capacity, as well as dynamic systems to increase working efficiency and accuracy. Drone operators who use such drones can spray pesticides on about 10 hectares of farmland an hour. (Photo 4)