Husqvarna and GreenSight Inc. are partnering to create TurfCloud combined with Husqvarna Automower, a comprehensive solution that empowers turf managers to heighten the quality of turf care, use fewer natural resources and greatly reduce costs in their overall management practices.
TurfCloud will initially serve large scale outdoor facilities such as golf courses and sports turf facilities. Numerous trials have yielded impressive results that have created new efficiencies and reduced labor needs.
Husqvarna, a global leader in outdoor equipment design and manufacturing, is the pioneer of robotic mowing. GreenSight, a leader in robotics for agriculture and defense, is defining the benefits of daily drone imaging at golf and sports turf facilities with TurfCloud, a cloud-based turf management platform. TurfCloud also allows turfgrass professionals to proactively monitor and manage their turf and their teams.
“Bringing together two leaders in ground and aerial robotics is a natural partnership that has resulted in an industry-changing turf management solution,” GreenSight CEO James Peverill said. “Integrating Husqvarna’s robotic mowers into our TurfCloud golf course management system creates an efficient and effective solution for golf course superintendents and turf managers that makes their jobs easier while improving turf quality and easing staff resource constraints. The new platform brings together all of the turf manager’s drone imagery, sensor data, agronomic tools, labor, and robotics planning systems; into one revolutionary integrated digital command center.”
Jason Connor, director of commercial robotics at Husqvarna, called the development “a revolutionary step forward in turf management for golf courses, sports facilities and other public green spaces.” He added that the company’s EPOS technology “provides unparalleled flexibility and eliminates the need for physical boundary wires.”