The Spot Sprayer is the latest addition to the Robocrop range, developed by Garford Farm Machinery and software developer Tillett & Hague, and has been trialling for a year. "It is still at the prototype stage, but we are starting to look for buyers," said Garford technical manager Tim Hales. "It would be built to the customer's spec."
Allium & Brassica Centre director Andy Richardson said: "It can reduce the number of applications and increase the crop health and yield. And the amount of herbicide used is tiny."
Garford has already developed vision-guided automatic hoes to remove weeds between crop rows.