Project Description

Blue River Technology uses computer vision, smart machines, and artificial intelligence to help growers detect, identify, and make management decisions about every single plant in the field.

Their See & Spray technology enables farmers to apply herbicides exactly and only where needed, reducing environmental harm and increasing crop profitability.

In 2011, two Stanford graduate students converged on a wild ambition: to make farming more sustainable through robotics and computer vision. Together, they built and tested their idea in California’s Central Valley – proving the applicability of machine learning, computer vision, and robotics to the field of agriculture.

In September, 2017, Blue River was acquired by John Deere. Remaining an independently-run subsidiary with entrepreneurial spirit, Blue River now enjoys access and support from one of the world’s leaders in precision agriculture.