Custom Vineyard Robot

Project Type: Farmer/Rancher
Funds awarded in 2020: $8,988.00
Projected End Date: 12/31/2022
Grant Recipient: IFM Brands
Region: North Central
State: Minnesota
Project Coordinator:
Jerome Natzel
IFM Brands
Frustrated with repeated spraying for Japanese beetles, Will and Jerry Natzel manage the pest in their 12 acres of grapevines with a robotic alternative - an autonomous sprayer built with help from the SDSU Robotics Club. Story feature in Farm Show Magazine.
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