Thursday, October 26, 2023


Mackay and Whitsunday Life

Autonomous Revolution For Local Farmers

Bowen Gumlu Growers Association welcomed growers and industry professionals and stakeholders to Bowen last week, to engage with up-and-coming autonomous technology.

Showcased on Vee Jay’s Kalfresh, the field day displayed ‘Robotti’, a robotic farming platform that is improving farming practices on the vegetable farm.

Robotti is a state-of-the-art device, that is revolutionising farming techniques using top-notch equipment and technology.

With capabilities that include automatic data collection, extensive decision making and management systems, Robotti’s autonomous operation is easing the burden on farmers for cropping and farm management.

Vee Jay, who has been using the device on his farm, spoke on the true value of the technology, utilising the autonomous vehicle throughout winter, and divulging information on costs, benefits, challenges, and future opportunities for the device.

Ry Collins, Chief Executive Officer the Bowen Gumlu Growers Association, said he is proud to have played a role in this project, continuing our advocacy toward the adoption of advanced agricultural technology.

“This technology holds great promise in enhancing productivity and sustainability within the industry,” he said.

“We eagerly anticipate future collaborations that will continue to shape the future of farming in Australia.”

A collaboration between government, industry and business, the project was funded through the Queensland Government Queensland Reef Water Quality Program and Hort Innovation.

Autonomous farming technology Robotti is changing the game for famers. Photo supplied

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