Midwest Farmers Assisted by Robots that Find Diseases and Pests Beneath Crop Canopy

Published by , July 2, 2018 1:02 pm

(IlNews.org)  Agricultural robots developed by Professor Girish Chowdhary at the University of Illinois are helping Midwest farmers in the fields. Chowdhary has developed robots that work beneath the crop canopy that can research and spot trouble.
“It will help farmers find diseases and pests and other issues before they could be spotted from the air,” Chowdhary said. The robots are meant to provide weed control for corn and soybean farmers at a reasonable cost. “Obviously, technology like this will cost some amount of money, but we are trying to keep that cost under $10,000,” he said.

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