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Weed-Plucking Robot Roams Fields

1/21/2019 11:49:11 AM

The Western Producer -- The weed machine started life as a plant-breeding tool to help researchers in their high throughput phenotyping projects in corn and soybeans. The robot was initially designed to prowl up and down the rows in trial plots of experimental corn and soybean varieties, said University of Illinois researcher Girish Chowdhary.