A host of factors could be cited for “the rise of the machines” in ag retail plants — and the need for ever more sophisticated software to help run them: blender designs, new fertilizer products, precision advances, personnel challenges, larger farms.
The growing popularity of robotic weeders for specialty crops has grown partly out of necessity, says Steven Fennimore, an extension specialist at the University of California, Davis. Specialty crops are vegetables like lettuce, broccoli, tomatoes, and onions. They are not mass-produced like corn, soybeans, and wheat. Read moreRead More »