EU Funding

Strawberry Fields is delighted to report having secured funding for a robo-crop weeder from the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development under the Leader Fund Scheme.  An automated in-row, camera guided, tractor mounted hoe, it represents the latest innovative technology.  The machine goes plant to plant in one pass, whereas up until now weeding equipment has only taken out the weeds inter row and in our organic situation, hoeing plant to plant has been done manually.  Our productivity has been restricted by the requirement for hand labour, a job that has become less popular over the years and particularly in a wet season.

 

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