Intelligent Sprayer: Commercialization Approved!

Jill Calabro, Ph.D. September 04 2018

At long last, commercialization of the “smart sprayer” technology is moving forward. USDA’s Agricultural Research Service (ARS), and Smart Guided Systems, Inc., announced finalization of a licensing agreement in late August.
 
Dr. Heping Zhu, ARS-Wooster, designed the Intelligent Spray Control System to help bring precision agriculture to environmental horticulture. A laser on the sprayer detects the plant canopy; that information triggers spray nozzles to activate only where plant material is present. The result is that much less spray is required. Dr. ...

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