Advanced patch-spraying technology allows you to work quickly and efficiently, applying herbicide where you really need it most and skipping over areas with no significant weed growth. Reduce the amount of herbicide you use and save money.
- Spend 50% less on herbicides
- Payback time of under 2 years
- Use with other precision farming equipment
DAT’s unique weed-detection system enables real-time patch-spraying. So with a single trip through a field, a farmer can identify where herbicide is most needed and apply an optimal amount – saving time and getting the most out of those critical application days.
- Reduce the number of sprayer refills
- Faster treatment of fields
- More acreage per sprayer
Blanketing an entire field with herbicide means more chemical exposure for the farmer and can have serious consequences for the environment. Precision patch spraying is a more sustainable approach to herbicide use, essential for modern farming.
- Less herbicide exposure
- Reduce environmental impact
- Reducing risks of weed resistance
"Chemical weed control is profitable only in situations where the potential damage caused by the weeds is more expensive than the cost of the herbicide and the spraying operation put together. Additionally, no measure reduces possible harmful environmental effects of herbicides to a lower level than the absence of spraying."
-Haldor Fykse, Professor emeritus, Bioforsk
"The main challenge for operational use of the economic threshold concept and patch spraying is a cost-effective method to assess the weed population. The proposed DAT-concept is a very promising approach to achieve automatic image analysis as a cost-effective tool for assessment of the generally patchy distribution of weeds in cereals."
-Jan Netland, Research manager, NIBIO