Laser versus weed: LZH shows Agrar 4.0 in Agritechnica 2

Laser versus weed: LZH shows Agrar 4.0 in Agritechnica



08.11.2019 12:07

Laser versus weed: LZH shows Agrar 4.0 in Agritechnica

Laser instead of pesticide, this vision will be introduced for the first time by Agrar 4.0 to Laser Zentrum Hannover e.V. (LZH) from 10 to 16 November 2019 at AGRITECHNICA at the Lower Saxony Common Stand (Hall 21, Stand A05) in Hanover.

Laser instead of pesticide, this vision will be introduced for the first time by Agrar 4.0 to Laser Zentrum Hannover e.V. (LZH) from 10 to 16 November 2019 at AGRITECHNICA at the Lower Saxony Common Stand (Hall 21, Stand A05) in Hanover.

In the new approach, LZH relies on contactless, optical interaction of light with biological material: cameras can be used to distinguish weeds from crops. This is the basis for using laser radiation for precise weed damage and thus helps crops gain a crucial advantage in growth.

The use of such procedures can be drastically reduced. Because laser radiation has only a physical effect, it has no form of resistance, the soil can be cultivated conservatively, and users are spared. In addition, integrating laser access into digital agriculture is easily possible.

Remove carrots, sugar beets and onions from weeds

The first areas of application are crops with high added value in organic farming, such as carrots, sugar beets and onions.

The operation of such a laser-based system is possible on different platforms: autonomous, self-propelled, front or rear.


Scientific contact:

PD Dr. Merve Wollweber, m.wollweber@lzh.de


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