Syngenta Pakistan Limited, a leading agriculture innovation and technology company – providing crop protection, biologicals, seeds, crop-enhancement products and digital services to millions of Pakistani farmers, has successfully piloted Drone Spraying Services on approximately 5000 acres of local farmland. This is a first-of-its-kind initiative whereby such precision drone spray services have been provided by a crop protection company in Pakistan.
Drone spraying services are being used globally for application of crop protection products as this technology offers precision, uniformity in spray, effective pest & disease control and speed in farm operations. Extending this service to farmers is in line with Syngenta Pakistan’s farmer-centric vision: “One Team, One Dream, Farmer Future” to transform the agricultural practices in the country and to catalyze the progress on making Pakistan’s agriculture sector more robust and technology-enabled.
The General Manager of Syngenta Pakistan – Zeeshan Haseeb Baig stated that “Labor availability and correct technique for spraying are contributors to our low yield in Pakistan. Drone Spray technology helps enable farmers achieve effective pest control and farm level efficiency. Syngenta understands the need to make this service available to its Growers at their doorstep. The project is directly in line with Syngenta’s farmer centric vision of building the New Farming Ecosystem.”
Farmers have highly appreciated this initiative. In this regard, Ghulam Abbas from Tehsil Athaara Hazari, District Jhang was of the view that “My farm size is 125 acres out of which 50 acres is sugarcane. Every year, my crop gets infested with Pyrilla and White Fly. This year Syngenta has provided me Drone Spray Services. As a result of uniform drone spray my sugarcane crop is much healthier. Previously, we used to worry a lot about pest attack control, but this year due to drone spray my crop is standing in very good health. We thank Syngenta and also request Drone Spray service to be provided to us for upcoming years”.