Tel-Aviv, March 10, 2020 - Netafim, the global leader in precision irrigation, and FluroSat, a leading company in remote field sensing and analytics, have announced their collaboration on integrating FluroSat's data into Netafim’s automated irrigation and fertigation cloud-based platform, NetBeat™. FluroSat's unique remote sensing and plant metrics combined with Netafim’s NetBeat™ platform to enable easier, more precise, and more reliable irrigation, fertigation and crop management decisions.
As a result of this collaboration, Netafim's customers (andparticularly NetBeatTM owners) get access to advanced cropmonitoring tools as a standalone monitoring and analysis service or directlyintegrated into Netafim's NetBeatTM. This results in site-specificirrigation recommendations with near-real-time adjustment of irrigation andfertigation quantities based on the current crop condition assessed by FluroSense.
FluroSenseTM agronomic analytics engine provides dataabout the performance and the status of the crops, reporting biomass levels,canopy cover, growth stage, and crop development trends for every field orblock on a farm. In addition to crop performance, FluroSenseTM also enablesdetection of crop stress stemming from nutrient deficiency, pest, disease orirrigation system issues such as leaks and sends out corresponding alerts.
We designed NetbeatTM to be an open platform since we believe that joint innovation is the way of the future. We have examined dozens of new technologies with the aim of incorporating the best into the NetbeatTM platform. After comprehensive testing we concluded that FluroSat brings unique capabilities that will result in high value for farmers.
said Guy Leventon, VP Digital Farming at Netafim
Following the successful pilot across a range of crops inNetafim key regions (North America, South America, Australia), FluroSenseanalytics is being rolled out across the Netafim network and is available toall dealers and customers of Netafim.
Our agronomic analytics engine FluroSenseTM was designed to be a “translation layer” that transforms all data available about the crops into conclusive insights for the person or the machine making crop management decisions. FluroSenseTM is heavily automated and was designed to work without human in the loop.
We are very excited to partner with Netafim to demonstrate what this “no touch” approach can mean for global agriculture in terms of timely precise crop management and irrigation in particular.
Anastasia Volkova, PhD, CEO and Founder of FluroSat.
Now Netafim customers will soon have access (directly or through their local Netafim agronomist/dealer) to FluroSense analytics via direct integration, which allows for farm boundaries and crop information to be exchanged and for automated crop monitoring to be activated. The immediate benefits to Netafim customers include weekly Crop Performance Summary Reports and regular Crop Stress Alert Emails. The two companies will continue their collaboration in developing analytics products.
Netafimis the global leader in precision irrigation for a sustainable future. With 29subsidiaries and 17 manufacturing plants worldwide, Netafim deliversinnovative, tailor-made irrigationand fertigation solutions to millions of farmers, allowing smallholders to large-scaleagricultural producers, in over 110 countries to grow more with lessTM.Founded in 1965, Netafim pioneered the drip revolution, creating a paradigmshift toward precision irrigation. Today, specializing in end-to-end solutions from the watersource to the root zone, Netafim delivers turnkey irrigation and greenhouseprojects,supported by engineering, project management and financing services. Netafim isalso leading the way in digital farming, integratingreal-time monitoring, analysis and automated control into one state-of-the-artsystem. In 2017, Orbia, a globalleader in specialty products and innovative solutions acquired 80% of Netafim,Kibbutz Hatzerim holds the remaining 20%.
See how Netafim’s solutions are changing the economics of agriculture and helping the world grow more with lessTM at www.netafim.com.
FluroSat is a crop health solutionsprovider that delivers early, accurate, and actionable information on farmperformance and plant nutrition to crop advisors and agronomists globally.Through its analytics platform, FluroSense TM, itapplies a combination of agricultural science, machine learning algorithms, andintegrated scientific crop models to data gathered on the farm, andcontextualized remote sensing imagery. These data are turned into proactivereports on crop performance, alerts of crop stress and recommendation for cropnutrition. FluroSat is monitoring over 10M HA of arable land globally andsupports leading agribusinesses in delivering precision agriculture programsand decision support to their growers.
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