DJI to in­vest in farm drones, train op­er­a­tors

China Daily (Canada) - - NEWS CAPSULE -

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)

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