Walmart Signals Interest in Agriculture

Jill Calabro, Ph.D. April 10 2018

Reports of traditionally non-plant businesses entering the crop world are on the rise. Amazon, for example, has entered in the live goods market with the announcement of new efforts to sell indoor plants. The latest entrant is Walmart, which has filed for patents to use drones in agricultural practices.
One patent relies on drones to identify certain pests and deliver appropriate pesticides for control. Another patent covers drones used to provide pollinator services. These mini robots act as bees and can harvest and carry pollen. The patent application cites declining ...

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