High-tech tool could help P.E.I. farmers spray the weeds — but not the plants

CBC News
October 21, 2017
By CBC News
High-tech tool could help P.E.I. farmers spray the weeds — but not the plants
Photo by anne-marie robert on Unsplash
A scientist from Agriculture Canada and an engineer from the University of PEI are teaming up on a project they hope will revolutionize how farmers deal with weeds in their fields. Their idea is to mount a camera and sensors on a sprayer.

It then uses software to identify what's a plant and what's a weed and turn the sprayer on and off to target the weeds. This summer's work was the start of a five-year project, researchers are hoping to do field-scale demonstrations by year three. READ MORE

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