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Robot crop tender, and a view from CES

The Around Farm Progress podcast turns the table on the host for a wide-ranging tech conversation

Willie Vogt

February 5, 2021

Robots are everywhere, or at least that's what it seems when you attend a major technology event, even if it's virtual. But there are also robots heading to the field in 2021 that could make a difference in how you raise your crop.

In this week's episode of Around Farm Progress, Mindy Ward, editor of Missouri Ruralist, takes the reins as the interviewer to explore what technology host Willie Vogt has been seeing. The opening technology is a new farm tool under development at 360 Yield Center – the 360 Rain. They discuss this in-season crop tender and what it might mean for crop production.

Then the discussion turns to technology and a recent digital posting with a look at new tools from CES, the former Consumer Electronics Show. The lineup of ideas they discuss is diverse, but the aim was to showcase some tools farmers might find interesting. The listener will have to be the judge, but you can check out the technology they discuss online.

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The 360 RAIN tool, left, is a season-long crop tender that helps crops get the right treatment as needed. The Moley Robotics kitchen is a fascinating tool shared at CES.

About the Author(s)

Willie Vogt

Willie Vogt has been covering agricultural technology for more than 40 years, with most of that time as editorial director for Farm Progress. He is passionate about helping farmers better understand how technology can help them succeed, when appropriately applied.

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