Automatic Mechanical Weed Control in Row Crops using X-Ray Stem Sensing

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Concept: Transplanted crop plants are taller than weeds.

The crop plant’s stem is detected when it blocks the x-ray beam.

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Onboard computer automatically moves hoes around crop plants, killing weeds in between.

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