The robotization of weeding for market gardening is a new weed control strategy that first appeared in Québec in January 2019 with the arrival of the Oz robot from the French company, Naïo Technologies. This fully autonomous, electric weeding robot could bring about a reduction in the workload associated with market garden weeding and save companies time. The project seeks to adapt this new, robotic weed control strategy for widespread use in field vegetables grown organically in Québec. This robot could provide a cost-effective and environmentally-friendly solution for this sector.
From 2020 to 2023
Pest, weed, and disease control
Precision technologies, including weeding robots, will play a role in reducing the environmental footprint of farming.
Ministère de l'Agriculture, des Pêcheries et de l'Alimentation du Québec
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Researcher: Annabelle Firlej
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