Oct 7, 2021Automated Weeding Technologies Field Demo planned in Arizona
Desert vegetable growers are encouraged to attend an automated weeding technology field demonstration at the Yuma (Arizona) Agricultural Center the morning of Oct. 21
The event includes presentations and field demonstrations by various companies. Already committed to attend and demonstrate equipment include: Naio Technologies, FarmWise, K.U.L.T-Kress, Scout AgTech, Padma Robotics, WeedIt, and Vision Robotics.
The field day is sponsored by the University of Arizona Cooperative Extension and the Yuma Center of Excellence for Desert Agriculture.
Registration begins at 7 a.m. with presentations and demonstrations running from 7:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. California and Arizona CEU credits of 2 units each for CCA and PCA are pending.
The Yuma Agricultural Center is located at 6425 W. 8th St., Yuma, Arizona.
Field Demo Schedule:
7:00 AM Registration and Breakfast Burritos
7:30 Welcome and 2-minute Presentation Highlights
8:00 Autonomous Weeding Capability
Stephen Bautista, Naïo Technologies , Salinas, CA
8:20 Automated Intra-row Weeding with Titan
Jason Mellow, FarmWise, San Francisco, CA
8:40 Camera-based Inter-row and Intra-row Cultivation Solutions – Challenges and Advantages
Kim Haug, K.U.L.T-Kress LLC, New Holland, PA
Daniel Riehle, K.U.L.T.-Kress Gmbr., Vaihingen an der Enz, Germany
9:00 Automated Weed Control Using Stout Smart Cultivator
Steve Snyder, Stout AgTech, Salinas, CA
Sal Espinoza, Stout AgTech, Salinas, CA
9:20 Application of AI Automation for Weed and Pest Control in Crops
Raghu Nandivada, Padma Robotics, Phoenix, AZ
Cole Brauer, Padma Robotics, Phoenix, AZ
9:40 WeedIt – High Speed Spot-Spray Technology for Controlling Herbicide Resistant Weeds
Tom Gauthier, AgTechLogic (formerly TAB AG Group), Tempe, AZ
Katy Derheim, Agritech America, Bozeman, MT
10:00 Band-Steam for Controlling Soilborne Pathogens and Weeds in Lettuce
Mark Siemens, Dept. of Biosystems Engineering, University of Arizona
10:20 Intelligent Weeders Are Getting Smarter
Tony Koselka, Vision Robotics, Corp., San Diego, CA
FarmWise autonomous weeding robot. Photo: FarmWise