It’s taken a few years, but John Deere has quickly evolved its See & Spray technology, moving from broadcast and targeted spraying of fallow ground to weed identification and targeted spraying in-crop.
In this report from Agritechnica, Deere product marketing manager Solenne Bourgeois discusses how the company has combined its ExactApply system with camera technology capable of seeing about 2,100-square feet per second to target weeds in crops such as corn, sugar beets, canola and potatoes.
Bourgeois says Deere has been delighted with the response it’s received from farmers who have found great favour in the spraying system’s ability to reduce herbicide costs. She notes that farmers have reported herbicide savings of up to 70 per cent.
See & Spray technology has also incentivized farmers to invest in more efficacious products for better weed control and more productive crops, she adds.
Bourgeois says farmers can expect to see further advancements in See & Spray in the years ahead with new product upgrades for European and North American farmers coming in 2025. See the full report below.
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