We are currently working on this page. We are creating more and better content. Thank you so much for your patience.
With the rise of herbicide-tolerant weeds, there are fewer and fewer effective solutions.
Farmers around the world need a new way to address the weed control challenge.
$25 billion spent each year
3 billion pounds of herbicides
250 species of resistant weeds
Over-relying on a handful of broadcast-spray chemicals fuels the evolution of herbicide tolerance.
Fighting these weeds hurts farmers’ crops and their profitability.
The Next Generation of Smart Machines
See & Spray is the next generation of Blue River’s technology. See & Spray machines leverage deep learning to enable our machines to identify a greater variety of plants—both crops & weeds—with better accuracy, and then make crop management decisions on the spot.
The First Smart Machines
The first smart machine—the lettuce bot—focused on lettuce thinning, a traditionally time-intensive and expensive task of eliminating unwanted lettuce seedlings, The lettuce bot automated this arduous process by taking images, identifying which plants to remove, spraying them, and verifying the accuracy and performance of the system, all in real time.
Expanding Into The Future
Crop protection is just the beginning. With the support of John Deere, Blue River is continuing to expand and explore a plethora of innovative new developments to support and empower those linked to the land.
“Blue River is based in Sunnyvale, CA and has over 80 team members with diverse experience including: computer vision, machine learning, systems software, autonomous vehicles, and precision agriculture.
Our work environment is fast paced and highly collaborative, and
our employees are excited to use their talents to improve farm production and protect the environment..
Who is this best suited for?
This technology caters mostly to large scale commercial farmers.
This could help them save time, money and the environment in the process.
Common Use Cases
Large scale farmers that due to any reason require pesticides to keep their crops alive. It is not possible for these farmers to individually treat crops for several reasons. With this technology they will be able to do just that with minimal effort.
The See & Spray technology will keep the weeds out with minimal pesticide use. This saves pesticide and time spraying crops, it improves the health of the environment the crops are grown in.
Expanding Into The Future
As the company was brought into the giant John Deere family it now has the muscles to really bring this advance in farming to the global market.