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Precision weeding

Integrated pest management (IPM) aims to keep pest populations below the economic injury level, where the term pest is here broadly meant, comprising insects, plant pathogens and weeds. Utilizing new technology to allow site-specific weed control is thus a central element in IPM, and part of our research activity. Our research covers a range from mechanical weeding in cereals by high-precision hoeing to site-specific spraying of annual weeds based on imaging from tractors, ground-based robots (UGV), and unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV).