Vision Robotics - Robot Lettuce Thinner
The first Vision Robotics Lettuce Thinner was delivered in October 2012 and has been in operation since then. The lettuce thinner uses cameras to identify each lettuce seedling and sprays the unwanted plants to kill them. The thinner can use a variety of chemicals to kill the lettuce including fertilizer. The thinner offers several advantages when compared to manual thinning. Fraction of the cost, payback is in the period of months Fewer weeds Improved crop uniformity Yield increases under some conditions When using fertilizer, lower usage with more reaching the plants The lettuce thinner is the first application of Vision Robotics Intelligent Sprayer Technology. The system can be adapted to thin other crops and for selective weeding. Please contact us if you are interested in information regarding the thinner.