Jeremy Hawkins with Blue River Technology explains the company’s See & Spray Technology uses artificial intelligence to identify and spray individual plants in milliseconds.
“It’s a new era in agriculture. We’ve had advances in mechanical, chemical and trait fields, and now intelligent machines are here,” Hawkins says.
There are three core elements needs for smart machines: Sense & Decide, Act, and Verify & Learn.
In the above illustration you can see the Sense & Decide phase. Blue River’s artificial intelligence identifies subtle differences between crops (green) and weeds (red). Also above, you’ll see Act, in which only weeds are sprayed. The platform leads to a 90% reduction in herbicide use. Additionally, there are
In addition to the application reduction, it also minimizes off-target drift. The volume/acre is reduced, and larger droplet sizes can be used. See & Spray can help prevent herbicide resistance with rotating herbicides modes of action, applying appropriate rates for maximum efficacy, and mapping weeds by species, size, etc.