Make your field sprayer intelligent
“DAT Ecopatch” is mounted directly on existing sprayer equipment. Sensors are divided equally along the boom and are quick and easy to install. The central processing computer analyses the images in real-time and decides whether it is beneficial to spray or not.
“DAT Ecopatch” can be simply adjusted to spray at different thresholds based on the crop selected and conditions in your individual fields.
- Up to 90% herbicide reduction
- Up to 9% yield increase
Fast and consistent camera. Patented sensor designed for harsh environments. Induced airstream prevents dust and spray mist to cover the lens. LED flashes several times stronger than the sunlight assures high-quality images no matter the conditions; both night and day.
Artificial intelligence. Cutting-edge deep learning algorithms ensure instant image analysis. The plants are classified into crops and weeds in real time.
Monitor. “DAT Ecopatch” results can be just for real-time monitoring of the field; See the images live on your phone, a tablet, or a device of your choice. Spraying results and weed densities are made available for further insight and decision support.
Better workflow. With reduced spraying each tank lasts longer. You reduce the herbicide and water usage and cover more area at the same time as you don’t have to fill as often.
Benefits of precision spraying
Experiments have shown that a typical barley or oats farm can reduce its herbicide consumption by 50%. Provided a herbicide cost of EUR 30 per ha, a 500 ha farm will save EUR 7 500 per herbicide application.*
We have observed that non-sprayed areas in crops show significant yield increases, due to the growth reducing effect of herbicide on crops in areas with low weed levels. Provided a wheat price of EUR 300 per ton, an unsprayed area of 50%, an initial yield of 7 tons per ha, a 500 ha farm, and a yield increase of 6%, the farmer earns an increased sales value of EUR 31 500.**
Save time and the environment
Reducing herbicide use helps you run your farm in a more sustainable manner by also saving you time and eliminating excess herbicide in the environment. The variables in this calculation vary, but we invite you to make your own calculations with our cost-savings spreadsheet.
*30 EUR/ ha x 500 ha x 50% = EUR 7 500
**7 ton / ha x 500 ha x 300 EUR/ton x 6 % x 50 % = EUR 31 500
Information provided by the manufacturer: https://www.dimensionsagri.no/benefits/