INTERPOM INNOVATION TOUR CATEGORY:
Cultivation & Mechanization: from soil preparation to planting to harvesting
ARGUMENTATION ABOUT THE INNOVATIVE CHARACTER
We have developed the DSD-Z-300 smart sideshift in collaboration with Doorgrond.nl especially for Weeding machines without their own control system. We have used the strengths of WIFO and Doorgrond.nl to develop a unique sideshift frame where weeding is accurate to the centimeter. The smart sideshift has a camera control with which the system distinguishes plants from weeds on the basis of the different green tones or the RGB color profile, this makes weeding down to the centimeter of the plant possible. The DSD-Z-300 Smart Side-shift can be combined with any type and brand of weeder.
ADDED VALUE FOR THE USER (IN COMMERCIAL TERMS, USER-FRIENDLINESS ...)
By using the DSD-Z-300 smart sideshift, any user can turn their existing weeder into a smart camera-controlled weeder. For example, with a small investment, an existing weeder can be upgraded to a camera-controlled weeder. This allows every farmer to weed with precision with the weeder the already have. In addition, weeders from all well-known manufacturers can easily be added to the smart sideshift.
ADDED VALUE FOR THE FURTHER SUSTAINABILITY AND PROFESSIONALIZATION OF THE POTATO SECTOR
Thanks to our universal camera-controlled smart sideshift, every existing weeders can be equipped with a camera control system, which means that outdated weeders can be brought up to date again. Due to the favorable pricing compared to the established manufacturers, our smart sideshift is also accessible to the smaller farmer. this makes precise weeding accessible to a larger group of farmers. as a result of which this group also uses less chemical pesticides.
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DATE OF MARKET INTRODUCTION IN BELGIUM