A robot is killing weeds by zapping them with electricity

A robot is killing weeds by zapping them with electricity

Invalid Date by CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Tech Section

Key Facts

  • London CNN Business — On a field in England, three robots have been given a mission: to find and zap weeds with electricity before planting seeds in the cleared soil.
  • Scott-Robinson says the company hopes to launch its full system of robots by 2023, which will be offered as a service at a rate of around £400 ($568) per hectare.
  • “It creates a current that goes through the roots of the plant through the soil and then back up, which completely destroys the weed,” says Scott-Robinson.
  • “But you can cover hundreds of hectares a day with a large-scale sprayer … If we want to go into this really precise weed killing system, we have to realize that there is an output reduction that is very hard to overcome.”

Click To Read Full Article

PERCENT
MONEY
PERSON
GEOGRAPHY
WORK OF ART
MISCELLANEOUS

This story was produced by the Kwhen Automated News Generator. For more articles like this, please visit us at finance.kwhen.com. Write to editors@kwhen.com. © 2021 Kwhen Inc.

Was this content valuable for you?