Carbon Robotics, a leader in AI-powered robotics, has introduced the industry’s first LaserThinning capability, continuing the rapid innovation of its state-of-the-art LaserWeeder. LaserThinning targets areas where vegetable crops are purposefully overseeded and then thinned for optimal crop spacing, growth and yield. This is particularly valuable for farmers growing any direct seeded leafy green and cole crops – such as lettuces and broccoli.
By using lasers for thinning, the new solution does not require the use of any chemicals or manual hand labour, is unaffected by wind or moisture, and can be performed during the day or night. As a new software update, all LaserWeeders in the fleet will now be able to thin as well as weed on a single farm equipment platform.
“LaserThinning is a breakthrough approach and delivers benefits that are an order of magnitude better than existing solutions,” said Matt McGuire, general manager at JV Farms. “This technology is revolutionising how we handle weeding and thinning, bringing dependability, speed and accuracy to our farming practices.”
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