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Posts Tagged: cultivator

Update on Automated Weeders

Steketee IC cultivating three 80-inch wide beds

In vegetable production, growers cultivate most of the bed leaving only a 4-inch wide uncultivated band around the seedline. Weeds not controlled by preemergent herbicides or cultural practices in the uncultivated band are ultimately controlled by hand....

Posted on Sunday, May 20, 2018 at 12:00 PM
Focus Area Tags: Agriculture

UC Davis developing faster, more accurate robotic cultivator

Fluorescent seedlings will help a robotic cultivator target weeds in planted fields like this one in the Salinas Valley. (Steve Fennimore/UC Davis photo)

From the UC Davis News Service • January 21, 2015   Controlling weeds could soon become more effective, affordable and sustainable for vegetable growers in California and beyond, thanks to a system under development at UC Davis that...

Posted on Thursday, January 29, 2015 at 8:51 AM
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