IIRB Seminar 2021 'Advancing weed control in sugar beet with sensors and field robotics'

04-05/05/2021, online

The options for sensor- and robot-assisted weed control have advanced significantly in the past years. The IIRB seminar presented the state of the art in the development of these technologies. More than 200 international participants from sugar beet institutes, sugar industry, farmer’s associ­a­tions, mechanical engineering companies, breeding companies and others attended the seminar in our virtual venue.

Each of the two seminar afternoons was split into a presentation and an exhibition part.

  • Talks in the first session on 4th May, chaired by Professor Anne-Katrin Mahlein, presented an overview on the use of sensors and robots in agriculture, and a range of technical approaches.
  • Talks in session 2 on 5th May, chaired by Mr. Bo Secher, had a close view on current practical applications and the acceptance of the technology among farmers.
  • Next to this lecture programme, several exhibitors were present in the virtual venue to show their latest developments in sensors, applications and robotics. They were available for questions of the participants via chat or 1:1 video meetings.