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Robots: The Future of Weed Control

Automation is coming to nearly every imaginable industry, and agriculture is not immune. The latest proof? A new research project is trying to prove that robots could destroy weeds better than a farmer driving a sprayer full of herbicide.

British-based AHDB Horticulture (an organization devoted to various R&D initiatives for British growers) is partially funding a new project called ‘eyeSpot,’ which it says could revolutionize weed control. Researchers at the University of Reading, Knight Farm Machinery and Precision Farming Robotics have teamed together to create an automated spot herbicide ejector.

Read more of the Agweb news story here.