Drones used to spray pesticides

By Shi Baoyin in Zhengzhou and Zhang Yu in Shijiazhuang | chinadaily.com.cn | Updated: 2020-02-21 14:11
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Several drones are used to spray pesticides on wheat fields in Gaocun town, Xingyang city, Central China's Henan province on Friday. [Photo provided to chinadaily.com.cn]

Farmers in Xingyang, Central China's Henan province, are using drones to spray pesticides on croplands to prevent cross-infection of the novel coronavirus.

As spring arrives, farmers are tilling the land and doing other related work to prepare for a new round of planting.

To prevent cross-transmission, the local government has taken a series of measures, including using drones and organizing farmers to work the land at different times and separately.

"We used six drones today to spray pesticides on 167 hectares of our land," said Li Jie, director of a local specialized farmers cooperative in the city.

According to Li, the cooperative now works more than 6,667 hectares of land, having been founded in 2011.

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