”We help farmers feed the world by growing more food with less herbicide.”

Ole K. Kaurstad, co-Founder of DAT and a farmer

SPRAYING PRECISELY INCREASES AGRICULTURAL YIELDS

By 2050 the world’s population will reach 9.1 billion people. To feed them, food production must increase by 70 %.

Herbicides kill weeds, but stunt crop growth. Farmers cannot currently distinguish between patches in their fields that contain weeds, and those without weeds. Until now, the only solution has been to spray fields evenly.

This wastes herbicide and reduces yields.

Dimension Agri Technologies (DAT) provides a high-precision spraying system that allows farmers to more precisely spray the weeds in their fields. The DAT system increases yields, reduces costs, and reduces external effects on the environment.

DAT is proud to accelerate progress towards SDG 2: End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture

 

How it works

DAT is proud to accelerate progress towards SDG 2: End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture

Increase yields

Herbicides can reduce crop yields by 6-7% (wheat and barley). Through DAT’s precision spraying technology, farmers can avoid unnecessarily spraying their crops. This results in more crop with less work and less herbicide.

Reduce environmental harm

The volume of herbicide necessary to spray two fields right next to each other can differ by up to 90%. DAT’s sensors prevent needlessly sprayed herbicides from harming the environment and local ecosystems.

Cut costs

Reducing the amount of costly herbicide used and eliminating trips back to the herbicide reservoir saves time and money. DAT’s system reduces herbicide use by 40% on average.

«The DAT-concept is very promising as a cost-effective tool for assessment of the generally patchy distribution of weeds in cereals.»

Jan Netland, Research manager, NIBIO

«No measure reduces possible harmful environmental effects of herbicides to a lower level than the absence of spraying.»

Haldor Fykse professor emeritus bioforsk