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Weed control goes robotic

RECENT trials in Queensland have shown frequent scouting for, and removal of small weeds, by robotics is now a practical reality for broadacre farming.

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 Tom Holcombe, SwarmFarm Robotics, said a new robotic platform has been able to effectively control broadacre weeds. Picture SwarmFarm.

Tom Holcombe, SwarmFarm Robotics, said a new robotic platform has been able to effectively control broadacre weeds. Picture SwarmFarm.

Tom Holcombe, SwarmFarm Robotics Field Operations Lead, said the new technology was proven recently in trials in Central Queensland, where weed blow-outs in fallows on two sites were brought under control...

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A growing series of reports, each focused on a key discussion point for the farming sector, brought to you by the Farming Ahead team.

A growing series of reports, each focused on a key discussion point for the farming sector, brought to you by the Farming Ahead team.

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Research Report: Harvest Weed Seed Mills

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Research Report: Agritechnica 2023

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