If farm tractors were equipped to tell which plants are crops and which are weeds, they could apply herbicides only where needed and help farmers save labor, increase yields, and cut back on costs and chemical use. That’s exactly the capability that Blue River’s See & Spray™ system, which uses a blend of computer vision, machine learning, and robotics technologies, provides. Since 2017 Blue River has been an independently run subsidiary of John Deere.
First Investment: 2013
EXIT - Acquisition (John Deere: DE)