Have you seen this?…

It is called “WEEDit-an infrared weed detection system that can be installed on existing spraying systems when a farmer is spraying for weeds.it can detect and treat individual weeds using red lights,sensors,an a nozzle control system installed along the boom.The nozzles are activated only when a weed is detected instead of just spraying the entire field.It could save up to 90% in costs.This process is being used in Australia and 120 sprayers are being used a year since inception.In short,the device shines a red light on the plant and then the wavelength gets inside the chlorophyll and a small amount of it gets beamed back as infrared.this works on a leaf as small as 25 mm.Each sensor acts as it’s own computer for reporting feedback on it’s tasks.this technology is also due to be used in Canada this summer.Stay tuned!



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