Saga Robotics will offer the services of the robot Thorvald. We are soon to start delivering services to farmers and are planning for a multitude of services like UV-treatment to fight mildew, crop surveillance, in-field transportation of cases with the robot working alongside pickers, weeding, and more.
The first service we will be offering is UV-treatment to fight mildew in strawberries, raspberries, and cucumbers and other crops.
Scientists at NMBU has studied which parts of UV-light that is efficient against the different types of mildew and on different types of plants, and Thorvald is adjusted to apply the light in the optimal manner to each crop. UV-treatment will be done at night, as the treatment is the most efficient when applied in darkness, as it prevents potential damage to bees which sleep at night.