Drone operators launch their machines to spray an orchard in Ji county, Shanxi province. One orchardist said the drones could perform the task 15 times faster than a farm labourer. Photo: Xinhua

China’s pesticide drones ‘a godsend’ for struggling farmers amid labour shortage

Deployment of flying machines saves time and money and cuts back on pesticide use as exodus of young people to cities sparks rural labour shortage

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Drone operators launch their machines to spray an orchard in Ji county, Shanxi province. One orchardist said the drones could perform the task 15 times faster than a farm labourer. Photo: Xinhua
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