Cattle news     Sheep News    Dairy news  Cropping News

First Autonomously-Farmed Crop

A barley field in the U.K. is the world's first fully autonomously-farmed crop. It was planted and harvested using drones and autonomous vehicles. Even the tractors were driverless. The field was a project of "Hands Free Hectare." While the technology is still too cost-prohibitive for the average consumer, its creators believe automation will improve agriculture as it becomes more widely available. And as for the first barley harvest? "Hands Free Hectare" is celebrating by brewing beer. Looks like robot farmers could feed the future after all.
Login to post comments

Media Kit

Join us. It’s free!

Link up with some of the best brains in Australian agriculture. Enter your email and we’ll share the best of national agribusiness news, videos and apps every Friday.