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 combine 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 (and particularly NetBeat™ owners) get access to advanced crop monitoring tools as a standalone monitoring and analysis service or directly integrated into Netafim’s NetBeat™. This results in site-specific irrigation recommendations with near-real-time adjustment of irrigation and fertigation quantities based on the current crop condition assessed by FluroSense.
FluroSense™ agronomic analytics engine provides data about the performance and the status of the crops, reporting biomass levels, canopy cover, growth stage, and crop development trends for every field or block on a farm. In addition to crop performance, FluroSense™ also enables detection of crop stress stemming from nutrient deficiency, pest, disease or irrigation system issues such as leaks and sends out corresponding alerts.
“We designed NetBeat™ to be an open platform since we believe that joint innovation is the way of the future,” said Guy Leventon, VP Digital Farming at Netafim. “We have examined dozens of new technologies with the aim of incorporating the best into the NetBeat™ platform. After comprehensive testing, we concluded that FluroSat brings unique capabilities that will result in high value for farmers.”
Following the successful pilot across a range of crops in Netafim key regions (North America, South America, Australia), FluroSense analytics is being rolled out across the Netafim network and is available to all dealers and customers of Netafim.
“Our agronomic analytics engine FluroSense™ 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,” said Anastasia Volkova, PhD, CEO and Founder of FluroSat. “FluroSense™ is heavily automated and was designed to work without a 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.”