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On November 18, 2019

Weeding lettuce crops: which techniques(s) to choose?

Soil preparation prior to planting, solarization, mechanical or robotised hoeing, manual weeding, and more, lettuce farmers juggle different approaches in order to find the best way to control weeds. And they are always searching for an optimal solution that is economically, environmentally and technically viable. Practices that are constantly changing Whether they work with conventional
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On November 18, 2019

OZ weeds the Jardin de Valentin’s organic vegetables

Episode #2 A post-season look back in Saint-Georges to discover how the Jardin de Valentin is doing, where Oz has been running along the organic crop rows for a year now. Using the machine, adaptation of working days, ideas for improvements and future projects, the market gardener reviews this first year of cohabitation with his
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On November 18, 2019

BEFORE SITEVI, TED RETURNS TO LANGUEDOC

A few weeks before SITEVI, the major gathering for the wine-making sector, October has been fruitful for demonstrations of our TED robot! A look back at thee demonstrations in Languedoc: at Innov’Action 2019 with our partner Arterris (11), followed by a day on soil preparation at our partner Les Grands Domaines du Littoral (30), and,
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On October 25, 2019

Rewarded at Agritechnica 2019, Dino reveals its complete solution for precision weed control

The Innovation 2019 silver medal winner revealed by Agritechnica, our Dino robot is now equipped with an innovative inter-plant weed control solution. By associating a deep learning crop detection technology with a precision electric in row tool, Naïo is capitalising on existing solutions and bringing its own know-how to the field of technological innovation. Dino
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On October 9, 2019

Tillage under vines : weeding in transition

In-row tillage is becoming more popular among the wine-growers who use it as an alternative method to chemical weeding. This requires that the farmers have a sound knowledge of the agronomic issues and can adapt the technical itineraries as working methods. For nearly 10 years, weeding practices in the French vineyards have been lying at
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On October 9, 2019

When seed production becomes robotized : meeting with Bejo

If there is any agricultural sector where innovation belongs, it must be seed production! For several years now, farmers, multipliers and seed companies have chosen to use Oz on their plots. Today, we are meeting with Jérôme Pain, Deputy Director of Operations at Bejo to learn more about his experience with Oz. Bejo and Oz: a long-standing relationship A long-time partner
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On October 7, 2019

DINO Lettuce is now equipped with an active tool prototype for weeding in the row

Lettuce celebrate! Naio’s R&D teams are currently working on the development of an active tool to weed in the row, around seedlings. Previewed at the Tech&Bio Trade Fair (France), Dino has just been awarded the silver medal at the highly prestigious Agritechnica Trade Fair 2019 for its global plant detection solution. The aim is for Dino’s inter-plant tool to
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On September 4, 2019

My Oz in Canada with GMABE

GMABE, distributor of Naio’s weeding robots since 2018 (we talked about it here), quickly opened the way of the Canadian market for Oz. Given a first client won over in New Brunswick, many demos and a substantive work alongside the administrative apparatus to help fund the robots, Benoit St-Laurent, President of GMABE, is convinced of
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On September 4, 2019

TED at the heart of a multi-partner project in Monbazillac

#Ted in the West – Part 2 Very active in the southwest of France, Ted, the weeding robot, is involved in two major research and development projects in partnership with wine cooperatives in Gironde and Dordogne. The aim is to give producers the opportunity to test an alternative to existing weeding methods, under real operating
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On September 4, 2019

Agricultural workforce: the great challenge of the sector

Although the labour shortage is more significant in some sectors, trades and production types than others, it remains a reality for most farmers. However, things are progressively changing, with the sector undergoing major transition. Strenuousness, rural life’s lack of appeal, lack of training, wage level and a generational slump are among the many reasons put
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