Robotic future seen yielding more efficient farming

01/9/2014 | FarmingUK

Farming in the future will combine technologies including lasers and drones to greatly reduce the application of pesticides and achieve major cost savings, according to Simon Blackmore, an agri-engineering professor at the U.K.'s Harper Adams University. Selective robotic harvesters could also identify and bypass unsuitable crops in the field, he contends.

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