Revolutionizing Tea Growing with Agricultural Drone Spraying!

We are thrilled to announce a groundbreaking development in the world of tea cultivation! Ceylon Agro Food Technologies (Pvt) Ltd, in collaboration with Elpitiya Plantations PLC, a proud subsidiary of Aitken Spence, has taken a giant leap forward in tea sector innovation.

📅 Date: September 12, 2023
📍 Location: New Peacock Estate

Spraying of fungicides with a drone

On September 12, 2023, history was made as we inaugurated the use of cutting-edge agricultural drones for fungicide spraying at the New Peacock Estate. This marks a significant milestone in the tea industry as we address challenges such as labor shortages while ensuring the efficient and cost-effective application of fungicides and foliar nutrients.

Why is this a game-changer for the tea sector?

Precision and Efficiency: Our state-of-the-art drones provide unparalleled precision in fungicide application. This precision ensures that every tea leaf receives the right treatment, leading to healthier tea bushes and higher yields.

Labor Shortage Solution: By harnessing drone technology, we overcome the challenges posed by a shortage of workers, especially during peak seasons. This ensures that tea plantations remain productive year-round.

Cost-Effective: Drones enable us to optimize resource utilization, reducing the overall cost of fungicide application. This benefits both our clients and the environment.

We would like to take this moment to express our deepest gratitude to Dr. Rohan Fernando, Managing Director of Elpitiya Plantations PLC. His visionary leadership and unwavering support have been instrumental in making this technological leap a reality.

We are committed to pushing the boundaries of innovation in agriculture, and this achievement is a testament to our dedication to the future of tea farming.

Stay tuned for more updates on how Ceylon Agro Food Technologies is transforming the agriculture industry. Together, we’re cultivating a brighter, greener future for tea cultivation!