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3/29/2016 10:40 AM EDT
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R_Colin_Johnson
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Re: Weederbots
R_Colin_Johnson   3/30/2016 10:36:32 PM
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Yes weeds be gone, with no toxic residue.

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R_Colin_Johnson   3/30/2016 10:35:07 PM
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You are right about less pesticides. Also some of the weeders pull up the weed instead of spray the with poison.

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Weederbots
BrainiacV   3/30/2016 2:48:05 PM
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I certainly like the idea of "Weederbots" to physically remove weeds instead of dumping chemicals on the crops to kill the weeds.

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alex_m1   3/30/2016 10:45:51 AM
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Cheapness isn't the only important goal. For example this computer-vision based tech enables reducing up-to 99% of pesticides in agriculture:

http://modernfarmer.com/2016/02/cambridge-consultants-sprayer/

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R_Colin_Johnson   3/29/2016 5:21:00 PM
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Cheaper than migrant workers is the goal of the picking machines as well as heartier harvests by the artful picking, sorting, boxing and crating right in the field. It's not clear that all those goals have been achieved yet, except perhaps for strawberries.

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perl_geek   3/29/2016 3:20:03 PM
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Are those machines cheaper than migrant labour?

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