Until now, 12 provinces, autonomous regions and cities in China have built 18 test areas with a total of more than 5333 hectares of test fields growing 14 representative crops, including wheat, rice and corn, cotton, oil, sugar, fruits, vegetables and tea, covering most of China’s geology and terrain, with various self-driving agricultural machines and systems for plowing, harvesting and production of crops. The Ministries of Industry and Information Technology, of Agriculture and Rural Affairs and the Ministry of Finance actively promote the gradual transition of unmanned work trials across the entire agricultural process, so as to realize the commercialization application and market penetration of unmanned agricultural machinery operations.

Japan JST China news, October 16, 2020