A Saskatchewan Company is making their pitch today in the Nutrien Radicle Challenge Canada in Saskatoon.
Precision.ai is one of four finalists competing for $250 thousand dollars US in the Seed Stage Category while four other finalists are competing for $1.25 million US in the Growth Stage Category.
Precision.ai CEO Daniel McCann says they created a system that using artificial intelligence is capable of distinguishing between what’s a weed and what’s crop.
“Using drone technology we can actually apply micro doses of spray to just the weeds and only the weeds; which saves 80% to 90% of the spray costs for farmers.”
McCann launched the concept earlier this year at Farm Progress and says they had tremendous feedback from producers.
“We were sort of swarmed by people who really thought not only was the technology cool but once you understand the economics of how much you can save using this technology it’s really kind of a no-brainer. So, we received a lot of positive feedback from farmers.”Click here to see more...