Hundreds attend Rowbot demos in Corn Belt

Hundreds of people attended Rowbot demos late this summer in conjunction with Rowbot's test-marketing of the first commercial, robotic services for the king crop.

In Illinois, a Rowbot prototype was used to demonstrate interseeding of cover crops into corn in collaboration with Growmark, the Illinois Council on Best Management Practices, the Conservation Technology Innovation Center, and the Illinois Department of Agriculture.

In Minnesota, interseeding of cover crops was shown in conjunction with national ag retailer Crop Production Services.  As well, a Rowbot prototype was shown at select Field Days in Rowbot test markets in Minnesota, including an Early Harvest Day at a field that Rowbot had side-dressed in July.

Growers get first look at the Rowbot prototype on a field it had side-dressed earlier in the season (Photo: Randy Michelson, CPS MN-SD)

Growers get first look at the Rowbot prototype on a field it had side-dressed earlier in the season (Photo: Randy Michelson, CPS MN-SD)

We thought we'd share three of the most common Field Day questions and our answers:

"You mean it actually steers by seeing the corn?"  Yup.

"If you want to get more acreage done faster, you just deploy more Rowbots?"  Yup.

"What other work will Rowbots be able to do?"  Stay tuned.