WELCOME TO SWARMFARMING
Advances in robotic technology mean that it’s now possible to deliver a new approach to the production of food and fibre crops around the world.
SwarmFarming will enable new methods of farming that were never possible with traditional farming equipment.
Small, lightweight robots that traverse fields 24 hrs per day, 7 days per week, can pluck individual weeds out of the ground without using herbicide, or kill them, using microwave and laser technology.
The SwarmFarm robotic software and hardware platform has been developed from the “ground up” to undertake weed control in field crops but will be capable of delivering all six elements of any farming system – planting, weed control, insect control, fertiliser application, irrigation and harvesting.
In 2016, you will see the first generation of our technology working in grain crops, horticulture, tree crops, vineyards and sugarcane around Australia.
BEELINE Technologies, Inc. was the first to develop and commercialize a technology to make farming more efficient while increasing total production. This technology came about as a result of technological developments in other industries crossing the divide into agriculture.BEELINE technology is used in a wide range of agricultural applications such as seedbed preparation, controlled traffic farming, sub-surface drip irrigation installation, precision spraying and seeding, cultivation, tillage, listing and topographical mapping.
Since 1997 BEELINE™ has performed cultural operations on more than 20 million acres globally in crops such as cotton, wheat, potatoes, corn, beans, tomatoes and miscellaneous vegetables.
in January 2008 Hemisphere GPS acquired Beeline Technologies. The following is from an article in GISCafe from then.
CALGARY - January 2, 2008- Hemisphere GPS (TSX: HEM), a designer and manufacturer of advanced GPS products, has entered into a definitive agreement with BEELINE Technologies Pty Ltd. under which Hemisphere GPS has agreed to acquire all of the outstanding shares and ongoing operations of BEELINE for total consideration of US$21 million.
BEELINE, based in Brisbane, Australia, is a private, precision guidance software developer, providing intelligent high-end GPS guidance and auto-steering solutions for agriculture equipment and autonomous control solutions for other machine control applications including the mining, construction and military market verticals. For more than a decade, BEELINE's experienced teams have worked with original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and technology organizations to deliver flexible, leading-edge technology solutions for ground-based vehicles worldwide. Historically, a GPS applications provider, BEELINE recently transitioned its business strategy to focus exclusively on its advanced software platform which leverages highly accurate "steer-by-wire" automatic vehicle steering. This acquisition enables Hemisphere GPS to accelerate the evolution of its leading auto-steering products from hydraulic-based steering to electronic vehicle control which accesses the vehicle electronic systems using the industry standard Controller Area Network (CAN) interface protocol.
Crunchbase: Beeline Technologies