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High-tech machinery aids Leizhou's planting season

Updated: 2017-03-06

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A modern agriculture pioneer, Leizhou in Zhanjiang, Guangdong heavily relies on machinery to carry out its spring ploughing, an important achievement of its agricultural mechanization.

Stretches of farmland covering more than 7,000 mu (466.7 hectares) in Malian village and Shangdi village of Nanxing town are among Leizhou's demonstration bases. The highly mechanized agriculture industry utilized advanced systems and machinery.

Self-propelled insecticide sprayers and seeders were employed during the whole ploughing process, greatly saving time and labor.

One of the most efficient automations is the laser-controlled land leveler. The machine uses a laser emitter, receiver and controller to shovel and move earth, increasing production efficiency by more than 20 percent. It is currently a widely utilized machine in agricultural cultivation areas across China.

The demonstration farm base for mechanized agriculture in Leizhou, Zhanjiang [Photo by Li Tiantong/zjphoto.yinsha.com]

The machine with an effuser, about 10 meters long, is capable of pesticide spraying and fertilizer application. [Photo by Li Tiantong/zjphoto.yinsha.com]

The laser-controlled land leveler significantly reduces time and effort. [Photo by Li Tiantong/zjphoto.yinsha.com]

An automated seeder works on farmland. [Photo by Li Tiantong/zjphoto.yinsha.com]