Smart Agriculture Conference (SAC 2020), hosted by XAG, was co-organised by Chinese National Precision Agricultural Aviation Centre and partnered with Alipay.
Held in Beijing on December 19, the conference featured XAG’s new product launch as well as a Smart Agriculture Report published by global strategy consultancy CLEAR.
400 global audiences, including agricultural experts, government officials, foreign diplomats and agri-business, had convened to share views on developing innovative human-centred strategy for a smart agriculture ecosystem.
Vincent Martin, FAO representative China, argued that the industry must introduce technology to overhaul the traditional resource-intensive food system, to better resolve the pain points of sustainable agriculture development.
He said: “The transformation of agricultural production, rural economy and natural resource management requires the support of business innovation.”
The future of agriculture report detailed how precision agriculture is the agricultural technology that harnesses information technology to achieve precision management, such as drone, robot and intelligent irrigation.
It went on to detail how this must play a major role within agriculture to allow the industry to develop.
To establish an integrated smart agricultural system, XAG has released R80 Agricultural Utility Vehicle, AutoPilot Console and Smart Agriculture System at SAC 2020.
This complements XAG’s existing drone-based solutions and automates every production process from planting, seeding, management to harvest.
XAUV R80 is an autonomous, multifunctional farm robot which allows third-party payloads and adapts to both plain fields and sloped terrains.
While inheriting XAG’s technical advantages in centimetre-level RTK navigation and variable-rate application, XAUV R80 can support 80L payload capacity and embark different agricultural devices, such as JetSprayer and XIoT, for orchard spraying, open field weeding, crop monitoring and farm transportation.
As an automated steering system, XAPC is designed to improve operation precision and performance of medium-to-large agricultural equipment, such as tractors and harvesters.
Simply connected to smartphone or tablet and primed by easy tabs, XAPC provides access to RTK high-accuracy navigation network which helps avoid skips, overlaps and crop damage.