John Deere See & Spray™ Select
Vision-based plant detection technology released by John Deere in 2021 was developed through projects supported by CRDC with researchers from the University of Southern Queensland (USQ). The See & Spray™ Select technology, integrated into John Deere’s new 400 and 600 series sprayers is the only technology of its type available in Australia and the industry’s first factory-installed, targeted spray solution. See & Spray Select camera technology rapidly detects green plants within fallow ground and automatically triggers an application to those plants. In doing so, it achieves a similar hit rate to traditional broadcast spraying but uses, on average, 77 percent less herbicide. Operators can apply complex tank mixes more efficiently and can switch from targeted to broadcast spraying, without the need to leave the cab.