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Sunbelt Agriculture Exposition enters day two in Moultrie

Sunbelt Agriculture Exposition enters day two in Moultrie
Sunbelt Agriculture Exposition enters day two in Moultrie
Posted at 4:49 PM, Oct 17, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-17 16:49:00-04

MOULTRIE, Ga. (WTXL) - Wednesday was day two of the annual Sunbelt Agriculture Exposition, where thousands of people come from across the country to learn from the experts. 

Some machines on the 600-acre farm have yet to hit the market. But dozens of companies bring their latest products to the Expo to get feedback from the farmers and growers they're trying to sell to.

Market Development Manager for Blue River Technology, Shannon Pickering, said although their product is years away from being on the market, they bring it to the expo to get feedback and exposure. His equipment is designed to kill weeds. 

"We're basically going through and allowing the machine to spray only where the weeds are," said Pickering. "So, it visualizes every plant in the field and only sprays where the weeds are." 

Pickering said the equipment is revolutionary for farmers because it's the only product like this with a broad spray technology.

That means the chemicals used to kill the weeds are also sprayed on the crops. Cameras across the sprayers read where the weeds are, so they can target spraying.

Pickering says getting to hear the farmers' input is a great learning experience.