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Weed removal robots highlight Yuma event

Weed control and thinning demonstrations will be provided by more than 15 companies at the Oct. 25 event.

Todd Fitchette

October 14, 2022

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More than 15 robotics companies will showcase their weeding and thinning technologies at the University of Arizona’s Yuma Agricultural Center on Oct. 25. The morning event will highlight the capabilities of the equipment with company representatives available to answer questions.Todd Fitchette

An automation and robotics demonstration will be held Oct. 25 at the University of Arizona research farm in Yuma. The event runs from 7 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Weed control and thinning demonstrations will be provided by more than 15 companies. This is the third-annual event hosted by the University of Arizona.

Companies signed up to attend include: KULT Kress, Stout, FarmWise, Naio Technologies, Vision Robotics, Padma Agrobotics, Agmectronix, Cypress Agritech, Carbon Robotics, and Nexus Robotics.

The Yuma Agricultural Center is located at 6425 W 8th St., Yuma. Continuing education credits are approved from the Arizona Department of Agriculture. California Department of Pesticide Regulation credits are pending.

About the Author(s)

Todd Fitchette

Associate Editor, Western Farm Press

Todd Fitchette, associate editor with Western Farm Press, spent much of his journalism career covering agriculture in California and the western United States. Aside from reporting about issues related to farm production, environmental regulations and legislative matters, he has extensive experience covering the dairy industry, western water issues and politics. His journalistic experience includes local daily and weekly newspapers, where he was recognized early in his career as an award-winning news photographer.

Fitchette is US Army veteran and a graduate of California State University, Chico. 

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