Southern Crop

Southern Crop

Cotton Picking Robots?

There’s a swarm invasion headed for America’s cotton fields and Dr. Ed Barnes couldn’t be more excited for it to arrive. Don’t worry, Barnes isn’t planning a boll weevil release. The Senior Director of Agricultural and Environmental Research at Cotton Incorporated is working on developing an army of small autonomous robots—swarm bots they’re often called—that promise to revolutionize the way cotton is harvested.

 

Read more

Related Articles

Trade Conflict Already Hurting U.S. Farm Families

From March to June over the past three years, Chinese flour milling companies and their importers purchased an average of about 20 million bushels of U.S. wheat, returning well over $145 million to American farm families and grain handlers.   Read more

Read More »