At the moment, China is still at a critical point in epidemic prevention and control. Growers need to prevent the further spread of the epidemic, and at the mean time start spring planting. In Shandong Anxin Seedling Co., Ltd. in Jiyang District, workers are busy breeding seedlings.
Ensuring sufficient supply of seedlings for spring planting
When the epidemic occurred, the company set up an epidemic prevention and control team as soon as possible, responding to the requirements of higher authorities and implementing prevention and control measures. Daily temperature detection of employees, regular disinfection of factory roads, indoor roads in greenhouses, office areas, public toilets, restaurants, and other places, make full use of multiple methods to carry out targeted publicity of the epidemic prevention and control knowledge, to enable the majority of employees to grasp the key points of prevention and control, and strengthen the security work in the area, strictly control the external personnel and also make sure the internal personnel inside the project side as much as possible.
Under the conditions of adequate sanitation protection and employee safety, the company guarantees the safe production and supply of seedlings in time.
As a national high-tech enterprise, the company invests more than 10% of its revenue in research and development each year. And this sudden epidemic is a test of the development of smart agriculture for many years in the company.
In the production process, many intelligent agricultural machinery and equipment, such as seeding robots, automatic grafting machines, and intelligent dehumidification and sterilization robots, which are independently developed by Anxin Seedlings, played an important role during the epidemic. Han Jishu, the chairman of the company, introduced an intelligent dehumidification and sterilization robot as an example. The robot integrates physical dehumidification, ultraviolet sterilization, and ozone sterilization, which can effectively prevent diseases, reduce pesticide consumption by 80%, reduce environmental pollution, improve food safety, and strengthen ecological agriculture.
Intelligent devices are connected to each other through 5G, so that field seedlings can realize the industrial operation of the machine, which provides farmers with sufficient seedlings.
At the same time, the company signed up and makes use of live broadcast platforms through internet, and technical backbones act as anchors, especially during the spring planting season, which popularized the knowledge of fruit and vegetable cultivation for farmers and solved the problems encountered in their planting process.
Farmers click on the screen to achieve "cloud production"
"Slightly click on the mobile phone, the sprinkler irrigation system in the greenhouse can realize automatic watering and fertilizer application, and 5G technology will upgrade the operation time of the automatic sprinkler irrigation system of more than 60 hectares to a few seconds, which can free manpower that can be transferred to other fields." In the greenhouses, Han Jishu said that the first trials of 5G + smart agriculture have greatly reduced the company's production impact during the epidemic.
It is worth mentioning that relevant staff in production greenhouses can directly control various types of self-developed intelligent equipment. Facing the problem of insufficient staff when facing the epidemic, the use of intelligent equipment has solved this problem.
After connecting to the 5G network, even if the technicians are not on-site, they just need to open the seedling app in the mobile phones and remotely issue instructions. Even if in the greenhouse a few kilometers away, the automatic irrigation machines still can start spraying and irrigation, so that the tomato seedlings in the greenhouse can achieve unmanned irrigation, unmanned management, which can break the constraints of time and space.
As the first listed company of vegetable seedlings in China, Anxin Seedling Co., Ltd. led the establishment of the National Vegetable Seeds and Seedlings Technology Collaboration Center, the only provincial-level R & D platform in the industry - Shandong Province Vegetable Industrialized Seedling Demonstration Engineering Technology Research Center and Jinan Intensive Seedling Engineering Technology Research Center. These three science and technology innovation platforms can integrate the advantages of disciplines related to vegetable production, solve common problems in the vegetable industry, accelerate the transformation of results, and further promote industrial development.
Building a digital intelligent seedling factory
"Liberating people from heavy agricultural labor works and doing the more suitable tasks is our most specific goal." According to Mr. Han, inserting the wings of science and technology into agriculture and equipping seedlings with an intelligent brain. It is the development plan that the Anxin company sets for themselves under the big pattern of high-technology conversion.
At the moment, Anxin is actively constructing a digital intelligent seedling factory, utilizing nearly 100 patents on plant seedlings owned by the company in the field of seedling breeding, integrating modern technologies such as 5G, cloud computing, and big data, bringing together top domestic and foreign greenhouse construction technologies. Besides, the factory will be equipped with the first-class facilities and software systems such as the intelligent disease detection system, digital seed processing equipment, intelligent identification, precision automatic seeding system, intelligent graft seedling system, 5G IoT environment intelligent control system, 5G precision automatic water and fertilizer irrigation system, seedling automatic inspection system, intelligent positioning transportation system and the cloud platform digital management system which will build the first seed demonstration projects with the highest level of intelligence, full-scale data management, and leading standards in China and abroad in the development of the industry.
Currently, facing the situation that the technology level of the whole industry is still lagging behind, the Anxin company insists on independent research and development, investing over ten millions of RMB in research and development every year, and around the seed and seedling industry, to construct the whole industry chain committed to creating a seedling “Silicon Valley” with vegetable breeding as the core, biological breeding, big data, the Internet of Things, artificial intelligence, and facilities and equipment manufacturing as the extension, to conduct research and development of key common technologies and high-end leading technologies in the industry.