ARA is an ultra-high precision sprayer that is mounted behind a tractor. It is able to distinguish crops from weeds, and can spray only crops, or spray only the weeds.
ARA uses artificial intelligence to apply products in plane fields and row crops. It can selectively spray weeds with a micro-dose of herbicides or deliver targeted sprays of insecticides, fungicides or fertilisers.
According to ecoRobotix, with ARA the use of crop protection agents can be reduced by up to 95% This is to result in high crop yields with a minimal spray volume, saving growers time, money and labour. ARA has a 600-liter tank and can mix up to four pure chemicals at once.
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ecoRobotix says with the mounted sprayer up to 96 hectares per day can be treated, since the machine can also work at night. Growers can monitor and communicate with ARA via their tablet using a ecoRobotix app. The user data is stored on a cloud platform and can be viewed, analysed and downloaded.
ARA can be used throughout the year on a variety of different crops, from perennials in March and April to rapeseed in September and October.