Dutch firm introduces robotic intra-row weeder

11/12/2013 01:27:00 PM
Vicky Boyd

robotic weederDutch firm Machnefabriek Steketee BV has introduced the Steketee IC, a robotic, camera-guided fully automatic intra-row weed cultivator designed to save on hand weeding.

The implements are controlled by an Apple iPad, making it easy for the user to make adjustments, according to a news release.

It's also manufactured in modules, allowing users to configure the machine based on cropping and row patterns.

A camera from Danish firm ECO-Dan guides the cultivating units between the rows.

The machine is offered through Northern Equipment Solutions, Wasaga Beach, Ontario.

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