- Lack of superior and efficient UAV application-oriented formulations;
- Lack of precision UAV pesticide spraying technologies;
- Lack of consistent industrial standards and regulations to regulate the industrial behavior;
- Lack of a sustainable operation model.
Global Marketing Director at Solvay Novecare Agro“ UAV crop protection is a growing trend worldwide, in particular China, with agricultural drones providing all-in-one solutions primarily for precision farming and spraying of crops. This trend impacts tank mix adjuvants which are a key additive to enhance efficiency of drone spray. Based on Solvay 25 years' experience in this field, we reflect on trends in this market as well as on the future of innovation in tank mix adjuvants, with a focus on drone spray in China.”
The Director of Technology Center at Wynca“ Wynca started business deployment in aerial crop protection in 2015, as supported by Nongfeike service outlets all throughout China, which could enable the collection of data on aerial applications to various crops. Using its crop research institute as a strong backup, Wynca lays stress on development of products adapted to aerial applications. After years of hard work, Wynca has developed a number of products adaptable to aerial applications, such as the aerial application adjuvant “Revoiate”, which has received positive feedback from the market.”
President of Guangxi Tianyuan Biochemistry“ Guangxi Tianyuan started the research and development of formulations for drone plant protection (ULV formulation) in 2008. Since the initial registration in 2011, Guangxi Tianyuan has registered 14 products covering the entire process of rice and wheat pest and disease control, and increased sugar content from sugarcane, including the Chlorantraniliprole licensed by DuPont (now acquired by FMC).”
Neill Newton M.S.
Sr. Product Application Specialist, Product Technology and Engineering at Syngenta“ At Syngenta, we are investing time and resources across multiple regions to better understand this new delivery technology and the capabilities it offers, while ensuring the efficiency, effectiveness, and the ultimate safety of the operators, crops, and the environment.”
The Marketing Director of DJI Agriculture Department China“ On the 3rd September 2018, crop protection service by DJI agricultural drone reached accumulatively over 100 million Mu (6.67 million Ha) of crop land. China has 2.025 billion Mu (134.8 million Ha) of cultivated land, DJI, as a single-brand product, has made the breakthrough in servicing of 100 million Mu (6.67 million Ha) of crop land.”
Spraying and Application Research Center of the China Agricultural University“ China currently lacks low?altitude and low-volume application technology by drones, and there is no corresponding professional spraying system either. The research, development and selection of suitable nozzles, the matching of nozzle and spray flow field, the design of the cartridge, the systematic research and development of dosing systems, and so on, are badly needed to optimize atomization and droplet deposition.”
Wynca: Strengthens development of formulation and adjuvant for UAV application, Nongfeike Platform plays an active role in establishing benign eco-market
- Seed treatment and coating application technology
- Digitalization technologies that enhance efficacy for formulation development/application/delivery
- Formulation custom solutions
- Formulating Biologicals
- In 2010, China's first plant protection drone was launched on the market.
- In 2013, Plant protection by drones was commercially promoted nationally.
- In 2014, the No. 1 Document of the Central Government clearly stated to "strengthen the construction of agricultural aviation".
- In 2014, the operation area of aviation plant protection reached 0.67 million Ha.
- In 2016, the former Ministry of Agriculture initiated the establishment of the "National Aviation Plant Protection Technology Innovation Alliance".
- In 2016, the operation area of aviation plant protection reached 2.0 million Ha
- In 2017, the possessing capacity of plant protection drones in China reached 14,000 units, and the operation area of aviation plant protection exceeded 6.67 million Ha.
- In 2018, the operation area of aviation plant protection is expected to exceed 13.34 million Ha.
- In 2020, an ISO International Standard - Plant Protection Drones, which is developed under the lead of China, is expected to be released
- Taranis utilises UAV tech in launch of its new precision agriculture solution
- Israeli drone could revolutionize US farm production
- Delair unveils UX11 Ag, new UAV optimized for large scale surveying in agriculture and forestry
- Plant protection UAV international standards conference held in Canada, voice from China recognized by international organizations
- Tactical Robotics launched aerial application variant of Cormorant UAV for agricultural use
- 5 reasons why today’s UAV technology is the future of your agribusiness
- Bayer’s channel project of plant protection UAV was officially launched in China