Farmers and data scientists join hands to develop precision technology for agriculture

Farmers and data scientists join hands to develop precision technology for agriculture

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Staff Writer
Pinduoduo Content Team
Farmers and data scientists join hands to develop precision technology for agriculture
Farmers and data scientists join hands to develop precision technology for agriculture
Pinduoduo Content Team
October 30, 2021

It may have been billed as a contest between man and machine. But two opposing teams in a smart agriculture competition that pit data scientists against traditional growers have since gone into business together, combining their respective expertise to help other smallholder farmers.

Yanjiutian, an all-women strawberry cultivation company, met Zhiduomei, a precision agriculture team, at the inaugural Smart Agriculture Competition co-organized by Pinduoduo last year. The teams competed to see who can grow more strawberries, with the technology teams producing 196% more fruit on average versus the traditional teams.

“Precision agriculture is very beneficial if it can be applied to improve traditional farming methods,” said Sun Yuqing, a member of the Yanjiutian team, one of the top strawberry growers in the province of Anhui.

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