Episode 53

Robotic Weeding Tech: A Look at Some Promising Options

This episode is all about robotic weeding technology for the farm. Jordan interviews Kristen Obeid and Chuck Haggerty about why the time has come to give robotic weeding tools some serious consideration and the strengths and limitations of these tools.

Here's a link for listeners who want to be able to picture these tools as they listen.

Our guests will also summarize some of the options currently being tested by the AgRobotics Working Group, which is an initiative spearheaded by the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture that brings representatives from government, academia and the farming industry together to discuss and test some of the new robotic technology available for farmers to consider.

Kristen Obeid is CoChair of the AgRobotics Working Group and a Weed Specialist with the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food & Rural Affairs.

Chuck Haggerty is a farmer and the President of Haggerty AgRobotics.

This episode of the Organic BC Podcast was funded through Sustainable Canada Agricultural Partnership, a federal-provincial-territorial initiative. 

Opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the host and guests and not necessarily those of the Government of Canada or the BC Ministry of Agriculture and Food. The Government of Canada, the BC Ministry of Agriculture and Food, and their directors, agents, employees, or contractors will not be liable for any claims, damages, or losses of any kind whatsoever arising out of the use of, or reliance upon, this information.

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