Microwave Weed Control
Advantages – Kills weeds regardless of weather and conditions
Disadvantage- this one does 11cm a unit (inter row use) producing 2kw
each so power requirements would be in its current form, huge.
• One camera per meter controlling 5 jets of 20cm coverage each.
• Four sensitivity settings allowing you to target larger weeds and spray seedlings
with blanket boom
• Capable of PWM to maintain a uniform dose at a range of speeds
• Can be retrofitted although some companies make a dedicated boom i.e.Croplands.
• More compact and easier to retrofit
• Fewer nozzles per meter (15inch spacings) so potential for more spray
• Have to be calibrated more often to different soil types etc.
• Now owned by trimble.
• Mounted on any equipment can detect in broad terms, the nitrogen
status of a crop
• In future may be used to vary the rate of a sprayer or spreader in real
time for top dressing applications so that your fert dollar goes where it
• Not far away are tractors that can perform tasks unmanned
• Your imagination is the limit, think of sending your tractor out to
microwave inter row weeds while applying N where its on board NIR
sensor tells it to.
• The only draw back is very fat farmers and very few of them.
• What could possibly go wrong?
Seeing a crop from the air can reveal patterns that expose everything from
irrigation problems to soil variation and even pest and fungal infestations that
aren’t apparent at eye level.
Second, airborne cameras can take multispectral images, capturing data from
the infrared as well as the visual spectrum, which can be combined to create
a view of the crop that highlights differences between healthy and distressed
plants in a way that can’t be seen with the naked eye
As far as I can tell, they are being used mostly to make cool videos to
show off to your mates on facebook and twitter.
Accufire non drip-drip torch
Uses a pilot light so drip can be turned off remotely
and used at high speeds
Wireless rain guage (Precision Agronomics Aus)
• Used where ever Next G
signal can be
• Tipping bucket gauge
accurate to .2mm
• On board modem
updates data every half
• Can access via app or
• Data can be fed into
Yield Prophet crop
• From $440
Glow in the dark sheep.
modified the gene
of nine sheep using
protein found in
CSIRO which has come
up with a virtual
applicable to cattle
and sheep farming.
Using a GPS system to
boundaries and a
collar that alerts the
animal to the fact that
it has reached the
GPS Stock Tracking
• Monitor Stock
• Alerts for dog
attack and theft
• Science and