SOWING

The sowing system on the FarmDroid consists of a seeding disc which works in two stages. Firstly, there is a seed disk which takes a set amount of seeds out per rotation and then drops the seeds individually down a seed valve. Secondly, at the bottom of the valve there is a shutter and each individual seed is held here until the right location is found. Once in the right location a signal from the robot opens the shutter and the seed is dropped from a height of 2-3 centimetres. This very high level of precision planting is required for later weeding passes.

Compatible Crops

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Rapeseed

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Sugar Beet

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Red Beet

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Beetroot

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Spinach

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Parsley

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Onions

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Salad

FarmDroid R&D constantly works together with farmers and ourselves as distributors to test out new seeds.

Advantages of Sowing using the FarmDroid FD20

✔ Does not destroy the soil’s microstructure

The FarmDroid FD20 is extremely lightweight, at only 900kg it ensures that the soil’s microstructure is not damaged, unlike the increasingly bigger machines in agriculture. Minimising this soil damage optimises crop yield, contributing to a higher return on investment, better crop quality and longevity of soil condition.

✔ Carbon Neutral

Four solar panels deliver the charge to two batteries that power the FarmDroid FD20. The solar panels deliver up to 1.6 kWh, equivalent to 20 kWh a day, which ensures that the FarmDroid FD20 does not need external charging. The FarmDroid FD20 is therefore 100% CO2-neutral and is a great attribute for sustainable farming.

✔ Flexible operations

With an average sewing speed of 450-
550m/hr, the FarmDroid FD20 works alone whilst the owner can carry out other jobs.  Any deviations from the set parameters are notified through the app and a built-in camera shows how the robot is operating. Together this allows any alterations to be carried out remotely from anywhere.  Obstacles and boundaries are preset and even a rain detector identifies if precipitation becomes too hard.
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WEEDING