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China Daily / 2020-03 / 26 / Page006

Machines ease rural labor shortage

China Daily | Updated: 2020-03-26 00:00

Holding a remote control, Gong Ming, a farmer in the eastern province of Anhui, skillfully operated three drones that were spraying herbicides on 100 hectares of winter wheat.

"Each drone carries 20 kilograms of herbicides and can spray more than half a hectare in 10 minutes," said Gong, adding that it used to take a whole day to manually spray 1.33 hectares of farmland.

This is the "golden time" for spring plowing and sowing in China. While villagers are confined at home to curb the novel coronavirus outbreak, modern technology has come to the fore, helping to mitigate the temporary labor shortage and secure a bumper harvest.

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