Precision Farming Dealer editors encounter a variety of articles, social media posts, podcasts and videos that offer a unique look at various aspects of our great agricultural industry. Here is our favorite content from the past week:
- Horsch Introduces Autonomous Planter
- Laser Weeding in Action
- Innovative Precision Technology on Display in Dewitt, Iowa
- The Push For More Artificial Intelligence in the Cab
- When Someone 'Moves the Keys' On Your Dealership
German manufacturer Horsch introduced its autonomous planter concept, the Gantry RO G 500, at the Bahia Farm Show, according to this report from Future Farming. Horsch CEO in Brazil, Rodrigo Duck says the public introduction now allows the company to take significant steps toward full automation and autonomy in the field.
The Horsch RO G 500 has a centralized motor unit, positioned above the planting rows. Photo by: Horsch
In this video from Carbon Robotics, watch and hear laser weeding in densely planted chard. This new technology allows for chemical-free, no-till weed control in specialty crops and may eventually target weeds in broadacre commodity row crops.
Watch and hear laser weeding in densely planted chard.— Wevolver (@WevolverApp) May 30, 2023
By leveraging artificial Intelligence and laser technology, Carbon Robotics delivers chemical-free, no-till, weed control for specialty crops.
Video source: @carbon_robotics #robotics #agritech #technology #laser #AI pic.twitter.com/yd8sGnLjgQ
FarmPost, Park Farms, Ag Spectrum and Low Mu Tech detail their latest precision farming innovations in this feature from WQAD News 8.
This article from CropLife covers the rise of artificial intelligence (AI) in the cab, and why big equipment makers are "scrambling" to launch new in-cab systems utilizing AI.
Big equipment makers are scrambling to launch new in-cab systems utilizing artificial intelligence (AI), and the rest of the industry is quickly following suit. Photo by: Trimble.
I am sure we feel the same frustration as we rebuild from the ashes. Someone has moved all the keys and what I sometimes produce just isn't what I had in mind. I am a dinosaur. I am a generation behind in the way of modern construction and labor works. I am also about two decimal points off in what costs are today. But — and I say this a lot — we press on. Read more of Tim Brannon's Blog here!
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