China: Unmanned aerial vehicle technology specialist, DJI, has launched a dustproof and water-resistant agriculture drone called Agras MG-1. The drone is made of anti-corrosive materials, and can be rinsed clean and folded up for easy transport and storage after use.
The drone, which will initially be available only in China and Korea, can load more than 10 kilograms of liquid for crop-spraying. The eight-rotor device can cover between seven and 10 acres per hour, which translates into 40 times more efficiency than manual spraying.
DJI CEO and founder Frank Wang says, “The launch of DJI’s agricultural drone displays our unmatched knowledge base and development skills. With this new product, we’ve shown that DJI can not only offer the ultimate aerial experience for the mass consumer, but also improve the efficiency of production and benefit so many others in all walks of life.”