Entries by Jimmy Phillips

Strong grower interest as weeds zapped at demo events

During August we demonstrated our new eWeeder for fruit at four commercial orchards and vineyards in Kent and Herefordshire. There was a lot of interest from growers and agronomists with over 100 booked to attend the events. Growers were able to see the machine treating weeds within tree and vine rows, before interacting with experts […]

RootWave showcases new machine at demo events

RootWave has held a series of successful demonstration events for its first tractor-powered eWeeding machine for orchards, vineyards and fruit. The RootWave machine treats weeds in the rows of vines, orchards and bushes using treatment electrodes on purpose-designed hydraulic arms allowing the machine to work seamlessly between different crops and row widths. The treatment uses […]

RootWave announce dates of eWeeding demonstration days

RootWave’s new tractor-powered eWeeder will be in action at a series of special events for growers and agronomists during the summer. The events will be held in commercial orchards and vineyards in Kent and Herefordshire in August. They will present a chance for growers and agronomists to see the eWeeder in action, and see trial […]

RootWave’s Chisom Akujobi wins Top 50 Women in Engineering award!

At RootWave we have a talented and diverse team, and we are immensely proud that our colleague Chisom Akujobi has been named winner of the Women’s Engineering Society’s (WES) Top 50 Women in Engineering for 2023 Chisom was nominated for her work as a Power Electronics Engineer developing RootWave’s patented high frequency electrical weed control […]

Record breaking revenue quarter for RootWave

The award-winning electrical hand-weeder RootWave Pro generated record sales revenue during Q2 2023. Driven predominantly by sales in the UK, Germany, and France, the product has now sold over 150 units since it was launched. RootWave established a distributor in France in 2022, and shipped 10 eWeeders to a single customer during its first months […]

UK Electrical weed control firm RootWave to open crowdfunding 

Warwickshire based electrical weed control (eWeeding) pioneer RootWave is set to launch its first eWeeder within agriculture via private investment complemented by crowdfunding.  The company’s first tractor-powered machine for orchards and vineyards will be launched next year, with half the machines planned for production already reserved. eWeeding kills weed and root, providing the systemic control […]

Independent study explains why RootWave technology is the safest electrical weed control

A study has shown that RootWave’s patented 18 kHz electrical weed control is safer than 50Hz or DC devices, by orders of magnitude. In 1891, Jacques-Arsene d’Arsonval found that using high frequency alternating electric current significantly reduced the likelihood of serious injury from electric shock. The study on RootWave’s technology built on this and undertook […]

View from the Chair: “There is real opportunity for RootWave”

Dr Andy Jones joined the RootWave board as Chairman in April, bringing with him over 35 years’ experience in agriculture, and the AgriChem industry. In this article he reflects on his first year, and the size of the opportunity for RootWave in an industry he knows so well. I have a very high-level of confidence […]

RootWave and IPM

RootWave can help nature restore soils, water and biodiversity by reducing the amount of chemicals in a farming system, and for fruit growers there are further benefits. Non-chemical practices such as mechanical weeding can negatively impact beneficials like earwigs (Dermaptera), a natural predator of pests such as codling moth (Cydia pomonella) and apple sawfly (Hoplocampa […]