Project Description


Uses computer vision, smart machines, and AI 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.