Farmers Business Network (FBN)
Users: 5,000 farms
Acres covered: 16M
FBN allows farmers to anonymously share data about everything from seed performance to chemical pricing to help farmers make informed decisions.
Users: 700 farms
Acres covered: 1.3M
Farmobile makes a sensor that collects agronomic data from farm equipment. This data is stored in Farmobile platform and can be sold by users.
Users: 686K small farmers
Acres covered: Undisclosed
WeFarm is a peer-to-peer social network for small rural farmers in developing countries. The network allows farmers to share data and ask questions over SMS text.
Granular offers a full farm management platform, with network-like farm data sharing options.
Better Decision for your Farm
Farms uses sensors to monitor soil and plant health.
Aerial Imaging captures data on crop yields, plant health, and irrigation needs.
Machine attached sensors capture data on equipment per performance and crop conditions.
• Crop health monitoring
• Irrigation management
• Soil health management
• Pest management
• Animal health
• Herd location
• Weather forecasting
• Moisture sensing
Drones can fly at low speeds and altitude to capture crop data. Startups have focused on developing sensors for drone platforms,rather than the drones themselves.
Advances in LIDAR and remote sensing have improved ficed-wing arrial imaging. Traditional aircraft can cover greater distances at higher speeds.
Satellites can cover huge areas in one image. Hyperspectral imaging has improved the granulariy of satellite imaging.
Farmobile’s sensor attaches sto farm equipment to capture agronomic data
Karnott, a life France based startup, makes a sensor that calculates equipment mechanization loads.
Analytics software can be used to model crop growth and environmental simulations. CiBo offers a range of products that simulate complex crop dynamics.
Weather data can be a powerful tool in farming. Weather Analytics offers analytics software that helps farmers make crop forecasts based on weather conditions.
Machine learning can help automate and enforce crop growing operations. Prospera uses analytics to optimize irrigation, fertilization and planting.
From built in guidance on Deere tractors…
Deere tractors offer AutoTrac Vision is a machine vision system that keeps tractors on track, preventing crop damage.
To robotic material handling
Harvest Automation’s flagship product is a robotic plant handling machine for nurseries.
Fully autonomous tractors are not yet a reality but equipment provider Case IH brought them a step closer with its 2016 cab-less concept.
DJI, a shenzhen-based drone company makes an octocopter drone for chemical spraying
American Robotics designed a multipurpose drone for farming
Blue River Technologies’ system use AI and machine vision enable decision making at the plant level. This is indicative of where agtech is taking farming