Croplands launches driverless, optical weeder at CRT FarmFest | The Land

CRT FARMFEST LAUNCH: Croplands will demonstrate the new WEEDit PhantomDrive at next week’s CRT FarmFest at Kingsthorpe.

 CRT FARMFEST LAUNCH: Croplands will demonstrate the new WEEDit PhantomDrive at next week’s CRT FarmFest at Kingsthorpe.

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SPRAY equipment manufacturer Croplands has partnered with autonoTRAC to marry the hugely successful WEEDit optical spot spray technology with PhantomDrive. 

The ‘smart’, autonomous, driverless platform kit that can be added-on to current model tractors with CVT transmission.

Croplands adopted the WEEDit technology from Europe more than five years ago. It is now in use by some of Australia’s leading broadacre farmers to improve the efficiency of their herbicide spraying. 

The WEEDit sensors detect weeds by recognising the active chlorophyll present in all living plants. A signal is then sent to a solenoid to activate the correct nozzle as it passes over the target weed. This minimises the amount of herbicide that is applied to bare ground

http://www.theland.com.au/story/4699169/croplands-launches-driverless-optical-weeder-at-crt-farmfest/?cs=4947

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