Lemken to use AI for next-level farming 

Lemken hopes to take smart farming to the next level as it plans to build an €18 million factory for its Steketee subsidiary in the south of Netherlands. It’s understood that production at the plant will be focused on artificial intelligence (AI).

This comes as Lemken intends to concentrate on the use of plant recognition to enhance the weed control properties of its mechanical hoeing machines. 

The reasoning behind the plant according to Lemken managing director, Anthony van der Ley, is that they want to invest more in product development to build on Steketee’s position as an innovator with the use of artificial  intelligence (AI). The company appears to be setting its development sights on smart engineering in terms of weed control, by developing new technology to farming.  

Board member Nicola Lemken says “the attractive environment is also important for further recruiting requirements. In addition, we will combine the creative design of the new building with the opportunity to establish ourselves as an experienced and innovative partner for other companies, for universities and colleges, and to offer a springboard for students or start-ups.”

The facility is scheduled to open its doors at the end of 2023 and will employ at least another 30 members of staff. 

LSL News.