See & Spray Machines
Weeds: Enemy Number One
$25 billion spent. 310 million pounds of herbicides. 110 billion pounds of fertilizers.
Weed control is an essential and resource-intensive part of agriculture. With the rise of herbicide-tolerant weeds and the decline in available and effective chemical solutions, agriculture is looking for a new way to address the weed control challenge.
Industry Average Costs of Launching a New Pesticide
In 1995, chemical companies spent $152 million on average to launch a new pesticide. Today, the price tag has soared to $350 million, and it can take up to 12 years to get regulatory approval.
Herbicide-Tolerant Weeds are Spreading Fast
Over-reliance on certain chemicals has led to the evolution of herbicide-tolerant weeds. In 2016, the majority of states had seen cases of herbicide-tolerant weeds.