Senseye has deployed IoT-based technology in a number of trial farms across England with the help of InnovateUK.
Its technology has been rolled out across Riverford Farms in Devon and eight other trial farms. It has set up a network of internet-connected sensors that send soil moisture, air particle level, humidity and other sensory data for analysis with open data such as land data, historical performance and weather forecast. The end result is a clearer picture of the present and future state of the farm's crops, derived from the power of IoT.
The IoT technology used by Senseye's sensors and environmental data analysis has been proven in a number of industries. For instance, the defence and aerospace industry has seen its operational costs drop by 20% with the help of this technology.
Senseye's trials are bringing IoT to agriculture, with the aim of enabling farmers to make better and more informed decisions, increasing the profitability and predictability of farming and farm outputs, while reducing and streamlining the inputs required.
Simon Kampa, CEO of Senseye, said, "Accurate predictive software has been used for over 20 years in the aerospace industry. Unfortunately, it’s expensive and complex, requiring exceptionally well-trained data scientists to drive it. We’re changing that with Senseye, by giving the agricultural market predictive technology that anyone can use without a background in data science and for less than the cost of spraying a field."
Rob Haward, managing director of Riverford, said, "Riverford is a forward looking organisation and we like to do things differently. Therefore the chance to see how sensor data and analytics could help our farming operation was immediately attractive. We look forward to benefiting from the results of the trial."
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