Potential hazardous chemicals could be reduced with help of robots
Greenfield Robotics has been collaborating with farmers to try out robots that will cut, trim, and remove weeds from farms, thus reducing the need for the use of potentially hazardous chemicals.
“When their crop comes up, they normally have to go in and spray chemicals, and so they spray them through the whole field.” He said, “These robots actually go and eliminate most of that need between the rows,” said Clint Brauer, the founder of Greenfield Robotics.
Torrey Ball, a farmer in Kansas, has worked with the company for two years and said that throughout that time, the machines have become better.
“I’m not going to say they’re perfect yet. if we can begin to eliminate chemicals or cut the use of them and take that money and spend on robots or some other way to help control weeds, that sounds good.”
The developers of the robot are considering putting it to use in additional states, such as Arkansas and Nebraska.
Farmers who are interested in learning more about the possibility of testing out the robots may get in touch with Greenfield Robots through their website by clicking here.