Benefits of precision spraying

Conserve herbicide

Experiments have shown that a typical barley or oats farm can reduce its herbicide consumption by 50%.

Provided a herbicide cost of NOK 300 / EUR 30 per ha, a 500 ha farm will save NOK 150 000 / EUR 15 000 per season.

Increase yields

We have observed that non-sprayed areas of barley and oats have a yield increase of 6-7%.

This will result in increased sales value of NOK 500 / EUR 20 per ha. For a 500 ha farm: NOK 250 000 / EUR 10 000.

Save time and the environment

Reducing herbicide use helps you run your farm in a more sustainable manner by also saving you time and eliminating excess herbicide in the environment.

The variables in this calculation vary, but we invite you to make your own calculations with our cost-savings spreadsheet.

 


Reports

Testing image-based site-specific weed control in cereals (abstract)

T. W. Berge, S. Goldberg, K. Kaspersen, J. Netland, Ø. Overskeid, T. Stølan
Bioforsk – Norwegian Institute for Agricultural and Environmental Research, Plant Health and Plant Protection Division, Ås, Norway


Testing image-based site-specific weed control in cereals (poster)

T. W. Berge, S. Goldberg, K. Kaspersen, J. Netland, Ø. Overskeid, T. Stølan
Bioforsk – Norwegian Institute for Agricultural and Environmental Research, Plant Health and Plant Protection Division, Ås, Norway


Estimation of weed pressure in cereals using digital image analysis (abstract)

K. Kaspersen, T. W. Berge, S. Goldberg, J. Netland, Ø. Overskeid, T. Stølan.
SINTEF Information and Communication Technology, Oslo, Norway, Bioforsk – Norwegian Institute for Agricultural and Environmental Research, Plant Health and Plant Protection Division, Ås, Norway, Adigo Ltd., Oppegård, Norway, DAT Ltd., Rena, Norway


Estimation of weed pressure in cereals using digital image analysis (poster)

K. Kaspersen, T. W. Berge, S. Goldberg, J. Netland, Ø. Overskeid, T. Stølan.
SINTEF Information and Communication Technology, Oslo, Norway, Bioforsk – Norwegian Institute for Agricultural and Environmental Research, Plant Health and Plant Protection Division, Ås, Norway, Adigo Ltd., Oppegård, Norway, DAT Ltd., Rena, Norway