XAG has been awarded ‘Best Innovation in Precision Farming Technology’ for its smart agriculture solutions at Crop Science Awards 2019 presented in London.
The awards recognises XAG as the trailblazer of precision agriculture which innovatively integrates drone, Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Internet-of-Things (IoT) to build a sustainable agroecosystem that grows more nutritious food with minimal ecological footprint on earth.
XAG was selected as a finalist in the following three categories: Best Innovation in Precision Farming Technology for accelerating developments in precision agriculture technology, Best Application Technology Innovation for improving the precision and safety of pesticide application and Best Company from an Emerging Region for making the greatest contribution to the crop protection industry.
It earned the award for its smart agriculture solutions which are crafted to help farmers optimise the use of agricultural resources, improve crop yield and reduce environmental impacts.
The smart agriculture solutions are designed with four aspects, which include building digital farming infrastructure such as Real-time Kinematic (RTK) navigation network and high-definition field maps, developing automated drones and robots for precision operation, connecting land, crop, farmers and consumers through the Agricultural IoT System and cultivating Agriculture AI for prescription map application.
Commenting, Justin Gong, co-founder and VP of XAG, said: “This honour also goes to the next generation of farmers who make smart agriculture possible.”
He also pointed out that the future of agriculture lies in the fast-growing smallholder economy and the scale-up of precision farming technology.
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