WEED-IT has been adopted into the row crop growing regions where the technology is used to target weeds between the crop rows. e.g wide row cotton on 40” spacings.
WEED-IT sensors are mounted to the front of inter-row hoods.
Hood “blinders” are installed to act as a barrier between the growing crop and inter-row. The sensors are mounted to focus on weeds in the inter-row.
Toolbars can be set up with a triple tank option applying selective chemistry over the crop row and burndown chemical in the spot spray hood.
Growers are increasingly interested in this concept as an alternative to different seed varieties when tackling weed resistance.
Hoods are specifically manufactured to suit wide row spacings. 36” 40” 50”.
We ran seven trials on seven fields that compared the chemical usage broadcast spraying with a self propelled sprayer, to spot spraying with the WEED-IT hooded design. The results were an 83% savings using the WEED-IT hooded sprayer bringing spray costs from over $10/acre to under $2/acre.