China’s drone producers are heading to the countryside as the government steps up restrictions on drone management in cities. A provisional regulation on operating light-duty civilian drones, which will ban small unmanned aerial vehicles from delivering packages to urban residents, is being drafted by the Civil Aviation Administration of China. The news was disclosed by an executive from the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association of China earlier this month…Full Article: China Daily Dec 2015

Key Point

  • In November 2015, Guangdong’s DJI Technology Co. developed a drone that could spray pesticides on four hectares of farmland every hour.

ChinaAg Comment

  • Founded in 2006 and headquartered in Shenzhen, southern China, DJI Technology is a leading Chinese manufacturer of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV). In November 2015, DJI launched its eight-rotor Agras MG-1, an agricultural UAV that can hold 10 liters (~2.6 gallons) of liquid (e.g. pesticides).

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