Ines Hanrahan, Ph.D. - Washington Tree Fruit Research Commission
Andrew Herr - Littau Harvester
Vaughn Walton, Ph.D. - Oregon State University
Gary Thompson - GUSS Automation
Joe Davidson, Ph.D. - Oregon State University
As access to sufficient and affordable farm labor becomes increasingly challenging, growers are turning to fixed cost solutions to improve efficiency and decrease input cost variability. This session will explore developments in robotics to replace human labor costs associated with field operations, ranging from weed and pest control to plant nutrition, pruning and fertilization.