Touch the Soil News #1114 (Feature photo – The Bear Flag Robotic Tractors – courtesy of Bear Flag Robotics)
A shortage of farm labor is driving innovation in agricultural robotics – particularly in California. Enter Bear Flag Robotic Tractors. The company is looking to bring autonomous tractors to market within the next 12 months that do the major repetitive tasks such as spraying, mowing and tillage.
Bear Flag Robotics believes that crops of the future will be planted in more efficient configurations than rows, so the multiple crops can be intermingled in the same field leading to increased yields and sustainability. You can learn more about the company here: