Syngenta and DJI Technology to Launch Agricultural Drone Trial Programs in China

The world’s largest consumer drone-maker, DJI Technology Co. Ltd., has teamed up with Swiss agribusiness giant Syngenta AG to secure a foothold in China’s booming agricultural drone market. The deal aims to improve the technology of DJI’s drones by taking advantage of Syngenta’s expertise in spraying pesticides on crops, the companies announced Wednesday…Full Article: Caixin

China Releases the Results of its Third National Agricultural Census

The National Bureau of Statistics has released a bulletin about the findings of the third national agricultural census. The census held every 10 years took about three years to complete, and will provide information for the government’s work on agriculture, rural areas and farmers, as well as the implementation of the national rural rejuvenation strategy…Full

Xinjiang Region Utilizes Cotton-Picking Machinery

Machines are replacing hundreds of thousands of migrant workers picking cotton in northwest China’s Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, the biggest cotton production base in the country. At this time of year Xinjiang’s cotton growers would usually have started hiring workers to pick their cotton…Full Article: Xinhua Oct 2017 Key Points According to the head of

Belarus and China’s Shandong Province Cement Closer Ties

Belarus is ready to supply China’s Shandong Province with a wide range of food products, Belarus’ Prime Minister Andrei Kobyakov said as he met with Shandong Province Governor Gong Zheng on 13 September, BelTA has learned…Full Article: Eng.belta.by Sept 2017 Key Point Shandong’s Weichai Group [diesel engines producer] and Belarus’ MAZ [i.e. Minsk Automobile Plant]

Chinese Tractor Manufacturer Promoting Sugarcane Reaper

Zoomlion (000157.SZ) has focused on developing Chinese-patent powered gear shift tractor for 4 years. The new product boasts 80AMT, GPS, automatic navigation, which can be operated by pressing one button. It is popular in China, Russia and Southeast Asian countries…Full Article: Anhui News Aug 2017 Key Point As of 2017, there were 17 agricultural equipment

Sinomach, China’s Top Machinery Manufacturing Company, Acquires Textile Company in Shake Up of State-Owned Enterprises

China’s State Council has approved a merger between China National Machinery Industry Corporation (Sinomach) and textile giant China Hi-Tech Group Corporation, an official statement announced Thursday [29 June 2017]. The textile conglomerate has become a wholly-owned subsidiary of Sinomach, an equipment manufacturing group, and will no longer be directly supervised by the State-owned Assets Supervision

Shenzhen’s DJI Technology and USA’s Dow AgroSciences Sign MoU

Shenzhen-based drone maker DJI Innovation Technology signed a memorandum of understanding with Dow AgroSciences on Tuesday [27 June 2017] to work on the research and application of crop protection drones and technology…Full Article: China Daily June 2017 Key Point As a result of the MoU, both companies will conduct joint pesticide application experiments on rice

Agricultural Drone Manufacturer to Use China’s BeiDou Navigation Satellite System

Drone manufacturer DJI Innovation Technology Co and Qianxun Spatial Intelligence Inc, a company that uses China’s homegrown BeiDou Navigation Satellite System for location and data analysis services, have announced a strategic partnership to promote the application of the navigation system in the drone industry…Full Article: China Daily Apr 2017 Key Point DJI Technology’s RTK (real-time

China Donates Agricultural Machinery to Bangladesh

China on Tuesday [25 April 2017] handed over 6,004 pieces of farm machinery and agricultural equipment to Bangladesh’s Ministry of Agriculture under a grant aid program to help the country modernize its agriculture sector. Chinese Ambassador to Bangladesh Ma Mingqiang handed over the farm machineries and agricultural equipments to Secretary of Bangladesh’s Ministry of Agriculture