Producers are wasting thousands of dollars per year spraying areas that don't need it. By engaging drone to tractor technology, InFarm can target weeds and provide farmers with savings of up to 97.5% on their fallow weed herbicide bill, all while converting their everyday spray rig into a weed targeting machine.
The process is simple:
use drones to capture high definition images of the paddock. These images are then uploaded into InFarm's processing platform where a unique weed-identifying algorithm is applied. The
result is a tractor ready file that can be uploaded into a standard variable rate tractor via a USB. The data then controls the nozzles and sections turning them on and off depending on
the presence of weeds.
From the farmers point of view nothing changes except plugging in a USB into their tractor console. There is no need to buy expensive spot spraying equipment, we simply integrate with existing spraying machinery.
Fallow Weed has been awarded the “Solar Impulse Efficient Solution” Label, a proof of high standards in profitability and sustainability. To receive the Solar Impulse Efficient Solution Label, Fallow Weed was thoroughly assessed by a pool of independent experts according to 5 criteria covering the three main topics of Feasibility, Environmental and Profitability. All labelled solutions are part of the #1000solutions portfolio that will be presented to decision-makers in business and government by Bertrand Piccard, Chairman of the Solar Impulse Foundation. The aim of this initiative is to encourage the adoption of more ambitious environmental targets and fast-track the implementation of these solutions on a large scale.
InFarm deployed Fallow Weed across at 750ha paddock in the Goondiwindi region and was able to produce a massive 97.5% saving in chemical usage. Even with the fees for flying the area and the creation of the tractor ready file, using Fallow Weed was over three times cheaper than traditional blanket spraying methods.
|Traditional Method||Fallow Weed|
|Chemical Usage||75,000L||1,875L (97.5% saving)|
|Total Chemical Cost||$15,000 ($20/ha)||$375 ($0.5/ha)|
|Fallow Weed Service Fees||$0||$3,750 ($5/ha)|
|Total Cost||$15,000||$4,125 (3 x cheaper)|
Do I need specific spot spraying equipment?
No, we can integrate with your existing spraying machinery. Fallow Weed is ideal for individual nozzle spray rigs and for rigs with 7 or more sections.
What brands of spray rigs does Fallow Weed integrate with?
We haven't found a spray rig yet that we couldn't work with! We've integrated and tested John Deere, Case, AgLeader, New Holland, Goldacres and Trimble products. If you have a different brand of spray rig not listed here, get in touch via the button above to discuss your options.
Do I need to own a drone to use Fallow Weed?
Absolutely not! We can fly your paddocks for you. Although, if you're interested in purchasing a drone, contact us via the form below for a zero obligation discussion and quote.
How much country do I need to make this viable?
There's no minimum requirement! We recommend Fallow Weed as a solution for producers with less than 5,000 hectares.
How much does it cost?
The average price is around $5 per hectare. This covers flying your paddocks, the data processing and the delivery of a tractor ready file for you to plug straight into your rig.
How long does it take?
With InFarm supercomputing capabilities, the processing of your drone files is completed overnight, with your tractor ready file ready within 24 hours.
If you're interested to see how Fallow Weed can save you money, contact us below.