ZEROTOXVINE is a 100% non-chemical robotic solution to eliminate weeds and pests in vineyards. By monitoring crops and using Artificial Intelligence (AI), the targeted harmful species are identified, positioned and selected for removal. The elimination is done by directing electromagnetic microwaves to the targeted areas of 5x5cm in the field.
This smart robot avoids toxins in the food chain and pollution in the soil, water and environment by helping farmers to save water and costs. ZEROTOXVINE effectiveness reaches 75% while present chemical-based crop protection achieves only about 25-30%. Furthermore, this robot has a positive social and environmental impact, improving people’s health and preserving natural ecosystems. It saves 10kg per hectare and year of herbicides and pesticides. It also saves up to 1kg of plastic container per year, it does not pollute the air, soil or aquifers and saves up to 5,000 liters of water per hectare a year, offering cost-saving to vineyards’ owners, amounting to 2,400€ per hectare a year.
Start Date: September 2021
Duration: 17 months
Contact Person: Mr. Carles Arnabat