Japanese farmers are struggle to maintain their high quality fruit production due to pronounced labor shortages. That is why XAG autonomous farm robots are now pitching in to help manage the orchards. Since XAG unveiled its R150 unmanned ground vehicle into the Japanese market this June, this machine has been trialed for crop spraying across a variety of orchards such as apple, grape, watermelon, and citrus.
Shine Muscat grape growers embrace automation
In Japan's Yamagata Prefecture, one of the four main production areas of the premium grape variety called Shine Muscat, farmers have tested the performance of XAG R150 farm robot on taking care of their vineyards.
According to en.prnasia.com, the XAG R150 can precisely spray on the crop and ward off pest insects or diseases. This can not only mitigate the impact of rural aging and decreased agricultural workforce, but also reduce adverse health impacts on farm workers who used to bend over with repetitive motions.