Iron Ox built a farm with robotics in mind and AI on the brain.
More like a lean factory than a farm, these robots grow food without farmers.
Precision weed control gets a boost from AI. Using robotics and machine learning, farmers can pinpoint the application of fertilizers and herbicides.
Deere has not only had to transition from traditional agriculture to precision farming with advanced robotics and AI, they have also transformed their knowledge base and resources to support internet of things solutions, mobile apps and cloud services.
“Anything we can compute on the machine and close that loop, we do. But we also have our cloud-based solution, the John Deere Operation Center, which allows our customers to send all of their data from their machines back to the cloud through our 4G LTE network. The cloud-based solution allows the customer to back up their information. It also allows them to see what’s happening on their farm and learn what’s working well and what’s not for specific areas of their farm. It also enables collaboration.”
“To reach their full potential, farmers must manage each of their plants as they grow. Through technology, we’re allowing the farmers to hand off the more taxing, more repeatable actions to their equipment,” says Hergenreter.
Meanwhile at Taylor Farms, robotics and waterjet technology also make lettuce harvesting easier and more efficient.