Changing the future of farming
Insect pests directly damage crops causing significant losses and regular monitoring of fields is a labour-intensive, time-consuming and costly activity. At the same time, efficient pest control that is non-threatening to beneficials and pollinators is a major challenge. The ability to systematically, efficiently and accurately monitor insect populations is key to improved pest control.
Through an automatic monitoring solution integrated into digital farming platforms, we will provide a reliable decision-making tool for effective integrated pest management.
This is a major change from the current norm of manual observation and sampling that offer limited ability to characterize insect activity at the plot level.
In-field sensors will enable farmers to only treat fields when and where it is really needed. Insecticide spray programs will become more targeted, knowing with better precision when is the optimum time to treat and what is the optimum treatment strategy for each field. Knowing what is going on in the field makes life easier, secures harvests, boosts yields and protects pollinators.
Our ambition is to become world leading in this domain.
Automated Data Collection
Cloud Database and Machine Learning
Digital Platform Integration
Our fifth-generation sensor is placed in the field and in real time uploads insect activity recorded by the sensor to our cloud database. Machine learning and artificial intelligence classifies the insects giving farmers the opportunity to see when pests, beneficials and pollinators arrive or are active in the field.
We establish easy access to this information through partner digital platforms already used by farmers (app and web user interface). Our fifth-generation sensor will ensure accurate identification of risk periods for timely and precise insecticide treatments and therefore an improved ability to protect beneficials, pollinators and the environment.