NZ firms join forces to develop a biosecurity early warning system.
High meat prices and lack of skilled labour have boosted demand for automation and robotics provider Scott Technology, the listed company based in Dunedin.
The prospect of autonomous robotic tractors has long been a lure for growers and farmers, often pushed beyond the bounds of reality by cost and existing technology. But a Blenheim company has been quietly building a fleet of automated machines that are proving their worth with one of the region’s largest winegrowers.
Autonomous tractors could be available in New Zealand in the next few years after John Deere announced the technology will have a limited release to North American farmers this year.
Dairy farmers have another tool to help them gain efficiencies, be more productive and sustainable.