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Smart-Apply spray system selected for Davidson Prize

The Smart-Apply Intelligent Spray Control System by Smart Guided Systems has been selected for the Davidson Prize.

The Smart-Apply Intelligent Spray Control System uses LIDAR to scan each plant or tree as it passes, creating a density map of the spray target; then algorithms calculate the exact amount of chemical needed.

Each spray nozzle a variable rate sprayer

As the sprayer passes, each spray nozzle becomes its own variable rate sprayer, applying just the right amount of chemical per spray nozzle.

Smart-Apply was also recently awarded two agricultural innovation awards: The American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers’ (ASABE) AE50 award and the Top-10 New Product at the World Ag Expo.

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The Smart-Apply Intelligent Spray Control System uses LIDAR to scan each plant or tree as it passes, creating a density map of the spray target; then algorithms calculate the exact amount of chemical needed. - Photo: Smart Guided Systems
The Smart-Apply Intelligent Spray Control System uses LIDAR to scan each plant or tree as it passes, creating a density map of the spray target; then algorithms calculate the exact amount of chemical needed. - Photo: Smart Guided Systems

‘Up to 73% in chemical savings’

Steve Booher, Founder & CEO of Smart Guided Systems, stated “We are honored to have received these prestigious Ag Innovation awards, but more importantly is the positive impact the technology has on the environment, and up to 73% in chemical savings for permanent and specialty crop growers around the world.”

The Davidson Prize was designed to celebrate breakthrough innovations in areas of agricultural, food and biological systems engineering.

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