CLAAS buys Shredlage technology

CLAAS has acquired the Shredlage after signing a license agreement last year with the owners of this new method of maize treatment. Source: AFDJ eNews “We are convinced that Shredlage delivers a clear benefit to the customer,” Hermann Lohbeck, responsible for the Forage Harvesting Division on the CLAAS Executive Board said. “By taking over this […]

Robots herd cattle and pick broccoli

Humans have been farming for thousands of years since the first crops were planted and animals began being domesticated during the Mesolithic era. But technology could soon be squeezing us out of our traditional roles as farmers, as robots take to the fields. Source: Daily Mail UK A robot that is capable of herding cattle and pulling trailers through […]

Weeding by mechanical hand

Robots have been slowly creeping on to vegetable farms, but as yet most have been small machines not capable of coping with the rigours of working on bigger operations. Source: Farmers Weekly UK French-based firm Naïo Technologies reckons it has the answer, though. It’s just launched a beefed-up version of its autonomous Oz weeding robot designed specifically for […]

Kubota finds partner for high tech union

Kubota will work with Nippon Telegraph & Telephone (NTT) to develop cutting-edge agricultural technology, including autonomous equipment, in an effort to support a graying Japanese agricultural sector while lifting sales in such regions as Southeast Asia. Source: Nikkei It is expected that the two Japanese companies will announce the partnership very soon. They will set up a new IT […]