Niigata Shows Smart Agriculture Devices to G-20 Officials

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Niigata, May 12 (Jiji Press)--The Niigata government Sunday showed Group of 20 and other officials devices for smart agriculture, such as an autonomous rice-planting machine and a drone.

The government of the central Japan city let the officials see the demonstration test of the devices it is conducting with partners including an agricultural equipment maker.

With a curious look, officials watched rice seedlings automatically planted.

The unmanned rice-planting machine analyzes soil with sensors on the wheels so that fertilizer can be applied efficiently, while the camera-mounted drone sprays pesticides and captures images of rice seedlings and grown plants for analysis.

An autonomous cultivator was also demonstrated.

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