For many years now, the bulk of discussion around unmanned systems in agriculture has been focused on UAVs. There have been swathes of media coverage about the revolution that aerial data capture could supposedly herald for farmers, and yet the uptake of agricultural survey UASs continues to fall short of predictions.
Today’s shortage of agronomists means scouting occurs sporadically, with perhaps only 2-5 percent of the field scouted, Soman notes. “When you miss the early stage of a disease, it can be difficult for the crop to recover.”
To fill the shortage, TerraSentia will roll through entire fields underneath the crop canopy taking videos for computer analysis to determine recommendations for fertilizers, pesticides, and herbicides.
EarthSense co-founder and Chief Technology Officer Girish Chowdhary unveiled the 2019 TerraSentia at the Phenome conference today to strong interest from our 2018 Early Adopter Partners as well as new partners from industry and academia.
The EarthSense team has redesigned TerraSentia over the past year to improve durability and reliability while also enhancing functionality for high-throughput field phenotyping for crop breeding.
EarthSense co-founder and CEO Chinmay Soman was an invited panel member at the Land Investment Expo today, on the panel “3 AgTech Startups to Watch“. The panel was convened by David Kurns, Editor of Successful Farming Magazine. The other two startups on the panel were Cattle Krush, represented by CEO Dustin Balsley and Trace Genomics, represented by Brett Norman.
EarthSense is proud to announce that we are a Hello Tomorrow Global Finalist at the world-renowned Hello Tomorrow Challenge! From 4,500 applications, we are one of the 7 Finalists in the Food, Agriculture and Environment track. We will be pitching at the Hello Tomorrow Summit in Paris on March 14-15th.