Jan 5, 2023CES Awards Herbicide GUSS – 2023 Innovation Award Honoree
GUSS Automation’s Herbicide GUSS is the recipient of the CES Innovation Award honoree presented by Consumer Technology Association and will be recognized at CES 2023, the most influential tech event in the world for breakthrough technologies and global innovators. The CES Innovation Awards program recognizes honorees in a multitude of consumer technology product categories, and GUSS Automation will be recognized in the category of Food/AgTech.
Herbicide GUSS (global unmanned spray system) is the first and only autonomous herbicide orchard sprayer on the market. This high-tech herbicide sprayer removes the driver from the tractor to save labor and eliminate exposure to the chemicals being sprayed. A single operator can monitor any combination of up to eight GUSS, mini GUSS and Herbicide GUSS sprayers from the safety of their vehicle to improve productivity, increase precision and efficiency, reduce operational and overhead costs, and enhance worker safety.
GUSS Automation’s autonomous sprayers were developed out of necessity. Orchard spraying business owner Dave Crinklaw dealt with the shortage of agricultural labor in his own business, and he found himself looking for answers and the solution came in the form of a driverless orchard sprayer. After developing and successfully introducing a fleet of GUSS sprayers into his own custom application business, Crinklaw decided to make GUSS autonomous sprayers available for any grower to own, including Herbicide GUSS. Today, GUSS Automation distributes GUSS autonomous sprayers worldwide.
“We innovate out of necessity for our own farm business. We also know that if the machine helps us, it will help other growers facing the same challenges we are. Herbicide GUSS is our latest innovation, and we are so excited to be honored with our third CES Innovation Award,” said Gary Thompson, COO at GUSS Automation.