Sentera working on commercial launch of Aerial WeedScout

The Aerial WeedScout platform transforms precision weed management. – Photo: Sentera
The Aerial WeedScout platform transforms precision weed management. – Photo: Sentera

Sentera, an agriculture start-up specializing in precision ag solutions, announced the launch of an Early Access Program this summer. This initiative, in partnership with agribusinesses and farmers, aims to preview Aerial WeedScout, Sentera’s precision weed management solution. The Early Access Program will gather feedback for the 2025 commercial release of this technology.

The Aerial WeedScout platform transforms precision weed management by enabling farmers and their advisors to quickly detect weeds as small as 0.25 inches across their fields. Utilizing its ‘know before you go’ approach, the platform provides detailed, plant-level insights via precise weed maps prior to making weed management decisions, allowing for optimized chemistries and volumes in spraying. This ensures more effective and targeted herbicide use.

Targeted herbicide prescriptions

Aerial WeedScout delivers plant-level data and targeted herbicide prescriptions within 24 hours that can be executed through any precision sprayer, enabling farmers to optimize their chemistry choice and volume for maximum savings — while maintaining broadcast-equivalent weed control. Through this ‘sense then act strategy, Sentera can help refine and elevate the effectiveness of the full season weed management program.

Brian Wenngatz, CEO of Sentera: “With Aerial WeedScout, we’re able to cover acres at a rate comparable to a full-speed sprayer while pinpointing weed size and locations with incredible precision — quickly helping farmers with weed management decisions based on field data, optimizing sprayer logistics and maximizing non-residual herbicide cost savings.”

Designed to preview and show the scalability of Aerial WeedScout ahead of its planned commercial launch in 2025, the Early Access Program has prioritized collaborations with companies, equipment providers, retailers, and select farmers. This group represents more than two-thirds of the U.S. corn and soybean seed market and more than half of the U.S. agricultural equipment market.

Ed Asscheman Online editor Future Farming
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