Talking today about AMVAC’s SIMPAS system which is taking prescription application to a new level. Retailers and farmers got an up-close look at the new technology during a special summit in Rockford, Illinois this past week.
Introducing the new Guardian SC1, an autonomous, unmanned aerial sprayer from Guardian Agriculture. This all electric machine can carry a 50 gallon payload while covering approximately 40 acres in a day, with minimal downtime due to its battery power. Employing a Swiss army knife approach to drone application, the SC1 can spray a variety of crop types across seasons without being limited like other ground based sprayers.
Solinftec introduces their newest AgTech scouting robot, powered by artificial intelligence. The automated machine will scan the crops and record their growth rates, plant health the prevalence of any weeds, collecting all this information to allow the grower to make educated decisions about their fields. The robot is suited for farms around 500 acres in size and works best with several types of row crops including corn, soybeans, cotton, wheat, canola and many others.
Salin 247 presents their prototype small scale, fully autonomous electric planter. Thanks to its 10kw battery, the planter is capable of running continuously for more than an 1 hour per charge, while reducing compaction and maintaining soil health. While the prototype is a hybrid model allowing for up to 12 hours with its gas generator, the ultimate goal is a fully electric, battery powered planter.