Agriculture is getting smarter. This is nothing new. However, smart doesn’t only include technological innovations. In the end it is about the farmer and how he or she can assure a high return on investment without giving up on any core values.
Today, lots of data collection and sensor solutions exists. However, the data that is gathered isn’t important enough for the farmer. Maybe it can provide information about nitrogen-levels or biomass. This is indeed a nice-to-have, but is it really the biggest problems or needs for farmers?
Would it not be better if precision farming systems could detect drainage problems, pests, diseases or weeds before they become visible for the human eye?
Detection of issues which enables targeted efforts and maximised labor productivity
Measurements of crop performance and more efficient zone planning
Appliance of pesticides and herbicides only where the risk or problem is imminent
Better harvest planning and yield prediction enabling better price optimisations
More efficient appliance of fertilisers, leads to decreased fuel and fertiliser costs
More advanced tools for advisors, leading to better on-farm recommendations
We know that farmers are smart. They don’t take unnecessary risks and want to know that their investments lead to high returns on investment. We also know that there are a number of companies in pursuit of delivering the most value to farmers by combining sensor data, analytics and agronomy knowledge.
By using our sensor solution, the data collected combined with analysis and services, will become huge advantages for agriculture clients.
Today, a mix of visual sensors and multispectral sensors is used for agriculture purposes. These sensors can indeed be carried by unmanned aerial or ground vehicles and collect data on plant count and vegetation. However, to get access to the highlighted benefits above, hyperspectral solutions such as Glana’s are needed.
Glana’s hyperspectral solution is in many ways better than existing hyperspectral cameras. For example by offering better surface coverage, better signal-noise ratio, low stability needs and the ability to create 3D-structures.
Glana Sensors AB is a startup located in Mjärdevi Science Park in Linköping, Sweden. Our team exists of driven entrepreneurs as well as recognised scientists and developers.
Our patent pending technology is a result from years of research, led by scientists at Linköping University and the Swedish Defence Research Agency (FOI).
Our success is dependent of a broad number of important partners in different areas. For example a number of farms and greenhouses, UAV companies, research institutes, development arenas, advisors and suppliers. Some of them are listed below. Do you think we could find ways to collaborate? Please contact us!