The combination of a growing global population and environmental concerns are together triggering the need to find technologies that help farmers grow more food with fewer resources. The objective is to increase yield while minimizing economic and environmental costs.
Tevatronic develops an autonomous irrigation system designed to identify how much water plants need and then stop the flow when it reaches a precise, predetermined depth. Its system promotes increased crop health and productivity while lowering the use of water and fertilizer, thus reducing soil contamination. At the heart of the Tevatronic system is the valve switch controller, which is connected to a cloud server. The valve switch receives data from sensors (tensiometers) placed in the ground near the plants. Each sensor on the irrigation line reads the water pressure level of the surrounding soil, and when the soil is dry, the controller sends a signal to the relevant irrigation valve to commence irrigation. Tevatronic's algorithm calculates how long watering should continue, and when the time is up, the irrigation stops. Eventually the plant controls its own irrigation by integrating with the new irrigation method.See full profile >>
CropX is an agricultural analytics company that addresses the need to grow more with less in order to feed the world's rising population. The company specializes in developing solutions for farms and the agricultural decision-making process. CropX combines above-ground data sets with real-time soil data measured by proprietary, in-house-developed soil sensors that transmit the data to a cloud-based platform to be integrated with imaging, weather data, topography and soil texture maps, crop models, and many other data sets. The data is then analyzed by AI-based algorithms to provide insights and automations via the CropX app. With more than 1,200 paying customers and roughly 8,500 installations since its launch in 2017, CropX has demonstrated water savings of over 40% across different crop types, with a 10% yield increase.See full profile >>
Taranis offers a precision intelligence platform for agriculture. Its solution enables farmers to monitor their fields, make informed decisions, and take appropriate action, helping them to increase their yields and cut costs. The company applies deep learning to proprietary data sets, including submillimeter aerial imagery, field sensors, satellite imagery, weather forecasts, and data from its field-scouting app to predict and prevent crop disease and pest-based losses.See full profile >>
Manna Irrigation is the developer of a sensor-free, software-only irrigation solution that leverages high-resolution, frequently refreshed satellite data and hyper-local weather information to deliver site-specific irrigation recommendations. Manna Irrigation is a subsidiary of Rivulis Irrigation.See full profile >>
EdenShield has developed a family of natural, nontoxic products designed to protect crops against insect damage. Its products are based on extracts of plants indigenous to the Judean Desert. The company’s proprietary aromatic ingredients mask plant odors, mitigating insect attraction, and the material maintains its efficacy throughout the entire growing season, as insects do not develop a resistance to it. EdenShield’s products also contain botanical extracts and nutrients vital to plant health and development.See full profile >>
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