Robotic seeding and weeding with FarmDroid
9th May 2022
FarmDroid is the world’s first fully automatic robot that both seeds and mechanically weeds – and T H WHITE has been selected to be a FarmDroid dealer by UK distributor Opico.
CO2 neutral, powered by solar panels, the FarmDroid machine is energy independent, reducing the cost of drilling and weeding in an environmentally friendly way.
Using a GPS signal, FarmDroid marks the placement of the crops at sowing and subsequently performs mechanical weed control, both between the rows and within the rows. The precise placement of each seed sown makes it possible to weed everything that isn’t the required crop – even before the crop germinates – thereby minimising, or completely eliminating, the need for manual weed control.
The four solar panels power a battery pack and ensure up to 24 hours of daily CO2-neutral operation. Being independently powered, the FarmDroid FD20 can work in the field throughout the entire season.
We attended the UK launch of FarmDroid in April and were genuinely astonished by this machine’s capabilities – It really is a case of technology helping the farmer not only to save money, but also to remove the drudgery from a lot of field work. Here it is explained and in action:
To learn more and place an order for a FarmDroid, please call Adrian Lovegrove on 07717 486495.