MG-1S Fly into Efficiency to Protect Complex Corn Seedlings

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China’s Inner Mongolia region proves a rigorous challenge to any crop farmer. Planting corn requires laying seeds at different times of the year, according to the area, resulting in field management issues like year-round weeds and invasive growth. To combat this problem, the industry has turned to UAV weed control services.

 


 

Removing weeds from corn seedlings is a complicated, delicate process. To bring efficiency, agricultural research teams stationed in Inner Mongolia conducted experiments with the help of UAVs in 2016.

 

Unfortunately, drones at the time did not support Intelligent Operation Planning and Smart Operation modes, thus requiring manual control of herbicide flow and spray rate. The team’s first foray into UAV-assisted experimentation ultimately failed.

 

After learning the lessons from these shortcomings, the team purchased two units of the MG-1 and 10 of the MG-1s, marking a turning point in their mission of plant protection. After hundreds of experiments, the team managed to conduct a successful UAV-based weed control protocol to assist the corn seedlings.

 

The successful operation ran through May 2017, using the parameters listed below:

 

 

Environment Information

 

Operation Date

 May 31

(corn seedlings have sprouted 3-4 leaves)

Location

Zhoujiaweizi, Tongliao, Inner Mongolia

Land Type

Dry

Temperature & Wind

20mp

Gentle Breeze

 

 

Operation Parameters

 

 Areas of Dense Weed Growth

Flight Mode

Flight Route Planning

Flight Speed

4.2 m/s

Flight Altitude

1.5 m

Route Spacing

4 m

 

Volume per  Acre

6250 ml

 Nozzle Type

Fan-Shaped Nozzle

XR110001

 

 Areas of Sparse Weed Growth

Flight Mode

Flight Route Planning

Flight Speed

5.3 m/s

Flight Altitude

2.5 m

Route Spacing

5 m

Volume per  Acre

6250 ml

Nozzle Type

Fan-Shaped Nozzle

XR110015


 

 

Herbicide Information

 

Fields with Dense Weed Growth

Herbicide Name

Type

Concentration of Active Ingredient

Amount per Acre

Atrazine

Suspension Concentrate

50%

812 g

Mesotrione

Suspension Concentrate

15%

437 g

 

 

Fields with Sparse Weed Growth

Herbicide Name

Type

Concentration of Active Ingredient

Amount per Acre

Atrazine

Suspension Concentrate

50%

675 g

Mesotrione

Suspension Concentrate

15%

363 g

 

 

Spraying Effect

 

Fields with dense weed growth: Before MG-1/MG-1S operation

 

Fields with dense weed growth: After MG-1/MG-1S operation

 

Fields with sparse weed growth: Before MG-1/MG-1S operation

 

Fields with dense sparse growth: After MG-1/MG-1S operation

 

 

Conclusion

 

By just looking at the fields before and after employing the MG-1 and MG-1S drones, the results are stunning. Compared to traditional weed control methods and less intuitive UAV solutions, the MG-1 and MG-1S drones use intelligent functionality to deliver unmatched effectiveness. Such results have attracted more farmers to employ these solutions with each passing season.

 

 

Contact Information

Inner Mongolia Agriculture Service Provider

Wenyuan Liao

170.1005.2466

 

 1 It is suggested to test the herbicide in small areas before applying it to large areas. 

 

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