Make Every Plant Count™
Currently, farmers are limited to machines that apply fertilizer and chemicals inefficiently across an entire field, without first understanding the needs of each plant. No other industry works this way. Imagine a large city where one person has a headache, and the only available cure is to give all 1 million residents aspirin. Such broadcast application leads to excess use, extra cost and often results in overspray and runoff of the extra chemicals.
Blue River's robots provide a solution
Our smart machines are able to sense each individual plant, instantly determine its health, structure and needs, and precisely apply the right amount of care - all in real time, at tractor speed. Rather than treating every plant the same way, robots can nurture each plant with fewer inputs. They can find and treat the plant that needs “surgery” and the plant that only needs an “aspirin”. Our robots are at work in vegetable fields and we call the type of work they do “plant-by-plant care”. We are expanding to other crops and will help farmers increase yields and profits by replacing broadcast spray with targeted controls.