Professor Discusses Precision Weed Control at ICPA

Jamie JohansenAgribusiness, ICPA, technology, Weed control

slaughter-podiumDr. David Slaughter is a Professor of Biological and Agricultural Engineering at UC Davis and spoke on using precision technology in weed control at the International Conference on Precision Agriculture.

“The big challenge and why we don’t see commercial products in precision imaging is because a natural environment is a complicated one. When we see the weeds and the crop plants they are often intermingled. A traditional shape-based machine often fails. What we have been using is a point-based technique to get additional information.”

Throughout his talk Dr. Slaughter discusses using x-ray with crop sensing verse using a laser. Along with automated in-row hoeing in GPS planting and the challenges it brings to the table.

Listen to an interview with David by AgNet West reporter Sabrina Hill here: [wpaudio url=”″ text=”Interview with Dr. David Slaughter”]

Listen to David’s complete keynote address here: [wpaudio url=”″ text=”Dr. David Slaughter’s Keynote Address”]

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