Crop.zone’s Innovative Plant Zapping Technology in the Spotlight at Farm Progress
We at Crop.zone are thrilled to be featured in a recent Farm Progress article, highlighting our groundbreaking plant zapping technology. Our collaboration with John Deere has led to the development of an 24 meter electricity-based weed control system, a pioneering solution in the realm of sustainable agriculture.
Our latest achievement, a prototype developed in cooperation with John Deere, has earned us the DLG Agrifuture Concept award at Agritechnica 2023. This recognition underscores our commitment to innovation in weed control and crop desiccation.
The prototype, a significant step up in size to cater to North American farms, measures an impressive 24 meters. This development is a testament to our dedication to adapting and scaling our solutions to meet diverse agricultural needs globally.
The Crop.zone system operates through a two-part process, combining an electrolyte-surfactant mix with an electric current applied via a boom. This method, effective in destroying plant cells and chlorophyll, maintains soil quality and does not harm beneficial organisms like earthworms.
Our technology is not just about weed control; it also offers a chemical-free solution for crop desiccation in oats, wheat, and barley, and presents a new approach to managing cover crops and herbicide-resistant weeds.
As we move forward, we plan to test this prototype in various applications with a range of farmers and universities in 2024. This is just the beginning of our journey to revolutionize agricultural practices while preserving the environment.
Discover more about our innovative approach to sustainable farming and the future of agriculture by reading the full article on Farm Progress here.