“It’s the wild west. We’re on the cusp of something pretty monumental with disruptive change that will come to field crop agriculture. There are a lot of unknowns.”
In last weeks episode of Field Trials, Ian McDonald, crop innovations specialist for the provincial ministry of agriculture in Ontario, Canada, considers why cab-free autonomous equipment designs have proliferated, but not completely usurped more traditional designs. With full autonomy coming in a variety of forms, the focus on more high-management crops has played a role in driving some companies towards cabless machines.
In part 2, McDonald touches on the Agrobotics Working Group – a local initiative designed to bring farmers, agribusiness, researchers, and equipment developers together for practical brainstorming and trialing of autonomous technology.
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