SMART FARMING

Background

In today’s world of technology and connectedness, we give you the means to know more and therefore do better on your farm.  We design and build systems that are based on artificial intelligence, sensor systems, and control systems to help you stay on top of your farm more easily.  We build your knowledge and experience into the system because no two farms are identical and the person who knows the farm best is you.  Rather than imposing a solution, we use our building blocks to design a solution that meets your needs to improve your farm management and profitability.

 

What We Do

We find the optimal technology solutions to make your job easier and more accurate. We provide remote sensors for soil moisture, soil temperature, air temperature, air humidity, light levels, CO2 levels, and barometric pressure.  We also design and build artificial intelligence systems that answer important questions you have about your farm on a day to day basis.  Questions like: How big are these apples?  Is there mildew on that plant?  Are these onions the right size for shipping?  Do we need to water today, or can we wait until the rains come later in the week?

Who We Are

We are a team of four people who are passionate about tech, about data, about systems, and about solving problems.  We each come with our own experience and bring our own background training to bear on the farm problems we encounter.

 

Sample Projects

Irrigation Control System

Using long life battery powered remote sensing equipment and a dedicated gateway, this system tracks and predicts moisture levels in the soil across 25 points at two depths (25 and 50 cm) for a winery.  The system has been trained on previous data and predicts when and for how long to run the irrigation system to create the right moisture content for the plants.

Onion Grading and Sizing System

Using camera based artificial intelligence and the knowledge of farmers and sales brokers, this system grades onions prior to shipment overseas.  The system sorts the onions based on size and colour, and takes into account the time to destination and expected onion shrinkage given the predicted weather to allocate onions to different destinations so the onions are received in the right size and grade upon arrival in port.

Plant and Fruit Infection Detection Systems

Using a fully automated, self driving ground or drone based system and artificial intelligence, these systems scan plants and fruit for signs of infection that are too small to be detected by a human eye.  Currently we are focusing on mildew detection, but we are also about to begin development of detection of systems to detect other infections and pests.

User Interfaces

Our farm management systems are based on interactive graphical interfaces that are based on the map of your farm.  You can view specific details to see how an area is doing, or taken in a holistic view of the entire farm to look for any issues detected that require your attention.

Our measurement systems provide outputs either to sorting equipment, to control which bin a specific fruit or vegetable ends up in, or to a hand-held device to display information on the size and condition of fruit you are viewing through the AI camera.

In either case, data can be downloaded for later analysis and use in your decision making to optimally manage your farm.

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