Rise of the Weed Killing Agriculture Robots

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Andrew Donaldson

Born and raised in West Virginia, Andrew has since lived and traveled around the world several times over. Though frequently writing about politics out of a sense of duty and love of country, most of the time he would prefer discussions on history, culture, occasionally nerding on aviation, and his amateur foodie tendencies. He can usually be found misspelling/misusing words on Twitter @four4thefire.

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  1. Avatar Troublesome Frog
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    That’s pretty cool stuff. Less waste and less pesticide runoff. People don’t pay a lot of attention to it, but ag technology has done extraordinary things for efficiency.Report

  2. Avatar Mike Dwyer
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    I’ll be glad when they can increase yields on smaller areas and maybe return some to fallow. The lack of field edges and cover have really destroyed the quail population in much of the country.Report

  3. Avatar Mr.JoeM
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    Tertill: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/rorymackean/tertill-the-solar-powered-weeding-robot-for-home-g/description

    They are super cute until you picture scaling to industrial farming quantities. A field with 2,000 of these little buggers all sensor and IoTified running around removing all the undesirables.Report

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