Robotics and Risk Mitigation
As reliable ag labor becomes more challenging to find, autonomy is where some progressive farmers are looking to next. Brent Shedd, chief operating officer at Verdant Robotics says their robotic sprayer doesn’t just save farmers on labor costs, but is a risk mitigation tactic.
Shedd... "Anytime I'm relying on labor, there's a chance the labor doesn't show up or COVID breaks out and my labor is all sick. If I'm relying on a service, I'm relying on the fact that I can get my field into the schedule of the service provider when everybody else is wanting it to. So we're really mitigating that risk by allowing the growers to own the equipment and run the equipment whenever they need to, which works with their program.”
Shedd says the difference between Verdant and other products is its range in attacking weeds of different sizes and scales.
Shedd... "Verdant's ability to put molecules on target with the little sniper gun application allows us to not just hit the weeds very precisely but actually hit all of the weeds, even the weeds that are right up next to the crop, as well as hit the weeds at all different growth stages. And in the case of Verdant's solution, you just amp up the mix to hit a larger growth size. And you can effectively terminate weeds of any size in your field.”
Learn more at verdantrobotics.com.