Equipment/Technology, North America, Smart Farming

Bosch and BASF’s partnership to introduce ‘SmartSprayer’ technology for weed control

The new Bosch BASF partnership, Smart Farming, will soon introduce a new “SmartSprayer” that promises to deliver conservation results and save money for farmers in the U.S. and around the world, to the tune of up to 70 percent cost savings on herbicides.

According to a news story published by Precision Ag Reviews, the new spraying technology uses cameras and additional lighting sources on sprayer booms to identify weeds in the field – both before crops are present (green on brown) and after (green on green) – and target herbicide applications only on the weed and only where needed in the fields.

A map showing herbicide applications is developed as the new sprayer technology crosses the field, giving farmers the data they need to develop longer-term tracking of herbicide applications across all their acres.

Although the SmartSprayer technology isn’t commercially available yet, it is out on some American fields, testing and refining the technology.

Source: Precision Ag Reviews. Read the full story here
Photo: Courtesy Bosch Media Services
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