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On May 23, 2019

Weeding organic vegetables with the Oz robot

A year ago, Valentin Goutouly, a young organic vegetable grower, welcomed the Oz weeding robot to his farm. His parents are to retire soon and Valentin has one ambition: he wants to develop his organic farm while gaining time by getting rid of the mechanical hoeing process. Valentin’s organic vegetable farm : a family story
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On May 23, 2019

Weeding carrots, a nightmare in the field

For vegetable farmers who have carrot crops in the open field, weeding is very likely the most complex agronomic issue on their to-do list. In the current context, where phytosanitary products are limited in use, manual labour is short and where consumer expectations have evolved, the carrot sector is looking for new approaches to tackle
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On May 22, 2019

TED robot weeds Château Angélus vineyards

The Château Angélus vineyard in Saint Emilion has been converting to organic since 2018, but had already banned chemical weedkillers for several decades. Historically, Angélus vines are weeded and maintained using active and passive mechanical tools. Naïo’s TED robot has recently been added to the tool pool to contribute to strategic inter-vine maintenance. Naïo Technologies’
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On May 20, 2019

Dino weeds garlic in French fields

Last April, Naïo’s Dino robot was invited by French farmer cooperative Valsoleil to show off its garlic weeding skills during a technical demo day. The Valsoleil Cooperative did not only bring together garlic farmers from the Drôme department, but also from the neighboring departments of the Tarn, the Centre and the Nord. Their presence highlights
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On April 29, 2019

WEEDING VEGETABLE BEDS WITH OZ – TESTIMONIAL PART 3

Spring is here and the weeding season is well on its way now. Time for us to return to the French Aveyron region and see how Bastien Puech, one of the 4 co-founders of the GAEC de la Ferme d’Agen, is doing. Bastien has been using the Oz weeding robot since early 2018. The robot is now
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On April 25, 2019

Large-scale vegetable weeding in Canada with Dino

We’ve already mentioned it a little while ago: our Dino robot has crossed the Atlantic to weed vegetable crops in California and Canada. The large-scale vegetable weeding robot has a distributor in Canada and is now ready for action. It will be put through the test in Canada’s Saint-Jean-sur Richelieu Agricultural Research and Development Center, south-east from
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On April 24, 2019

Ted shows vineyard weeding skills to 500 Bordeaux wine growers

In April 2019, the cooperative winery of Tutiac organized a demo for innovative soil equipment for wine growers from the Bordeaux area. Under a radiant sun, Ted, our vineyard weeding robot was alternatively fitted with Kress finger weeders and interplant blades. The robot worked the vine rows all day long, under the watchful eye of over
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On March 28, 2019

Naïo joins CEMA European Agricultural Machinery network

Naïo Technologies has a new R&D manager, Cédric Seguineau. As a materials engineer, Cédric is in charge of the continuous improvement of Naïo’s farm robots. He also imagines new functions based on customer feedback. Cédric arrived in the beginning of the year and also wanted to get actively involved in the CEMA, The European Agricultural Machinery
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On March 28, 2019

TED’s linkage system : the Bernardoni company

What would our TED vineyard robot do without its tools to work the soil? We honestly haven’t got the faintest idea because it has a bunch. To make sure TED was fitted with the best equipment and tools, we contacted some expert companies to help us out. Among them is the Bernardoni company, who designed a custom
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