Revolutionary platform for an efficient data driven smart farm
|Alma Karni, firstname.lastname@example.org|
|April 27, 2021|
The best scientists are working to sustain and streamline the agriculture industry, so that thousands of years of agriculture will meet the demands of the modern world. Agricultural work methods have been preserved for thousands of years while technology has made them more efficient and effective over time. Utilizing the right technology can cause positive changes to a variety of aspects regarding agricultural produce and humanity as a whole.
“Our Mission is to develop a practical platform that harnesses data to create effective and smart farms. Fieldin provides actionable, easy-to-use data at every stage of the growing cycle. From field scouting and spray planning, to the execution of harvesting and other cultural practices, our analytics and insights provide transparency and efficiencies for the entire operation. We’re fortunate to be working with some of the largest, most efficient growers in the world. We’re using that understanding and knowledge to build a solution for everyone and provide powerful benchmarks for the industry”, Said Bachar.
Fieldin enables growers around the world to manage their farm like a modern factory, by creating a digitized and connected farming operation. Fieldin’s sensors transform any farm machinery into “smart machinery” which sends relevant data to a cloud platform including web and mobile apps.
Fieldin’s platform seamlessly connects all machinery, implements and operators to help growers and provide farm managers with remote visibility into field operations, improving operational efficiencies and agronomic issues across all locations. Fieldin’s Control Center equips managers with real-time alerts to catch critical issues early on, along with ongoing reports that analyze and compare different machines, operators and patterns across multiple varieties or blocks.
Our work in California
Along with increasing labor costs, California almond growers have seen spraying and other cultural costs increase by 184% since 1999. according to UC Davis Agriculture & Resource Economics. Harvesting costs have increased by another 56%, further diminishing profit margins.
Fieldin’s gold standard benchmarks. One of Fieldin’s most significant ways to create value for its customers and for the ag industry as a whole is by producing benchmark reports for the most critical operational tasks on the farm.
By monitoring shake/drive/tree times and overall shaking efficiency, growers managing harvesting operations with Fieldin have been able to more than triple those historic shaking numbers and, on average, shake more than 1,500 trees per shift. By comparison, operations using Fieldin to monitor real-time data for shaking activities from 2018-2020 were able to shake on average 12.7 acres per shift, an improvement of 84.1% over the UCCE’s 2019 report. That amounts to an operational cost difference of $80.77 per acre.
This article was published originally in 'Precision Agriculture 2021'