PRODUCTS

Sensing+

For Agriculture

End-to-end farm sensing, analytics & apps
For faster, more informed decision-making

COMING OCTOBER 2017

Stage 1

sense

Our sensors, soil probes & Bosch-manufactured hardware go in where you need information – field by field, row by row, or in a hot spot.
Sensing+ for Agriculture records:

How it works
Your Sensing+ farm sensors are deployed to different microclimates in your environment.

A group of sensors in one location make up a node, which wirelessly communicates with a gateway on your farm. This gateway acts as a conduit, storing and securely passing information to our data platform, hosted on Microsoft Azure. You can expand your network at any time by simply adding extra nodes.

Farm sensors can capture data from any location, irrespective of terrain, vegetation or infrastructure. They record your conditions 24-hours a day, without requiring you to chase information. 

Importantly, The Yield is responsible for installing, calibrating and servicing all farm sensors and the supporting Bosch hardware – so you receive a fully integrated solution, without the hassle of managing up-keep.

Stages 2 & 3

analyse &
predict


Your data is converted into a 7-day forecast, using artificial intelligence and predictive models.

Micro-Level Conditions

Sensing+ makes predictions based on what’s happening in your unique environment

Sensing+ measures microclimate data from around your farm and uses artificial intelligence and data science to provide information that helps you make decisions - like when to plant, harvest, irrigate, feed and protect your crops. 

Instead of relying on information from a distant weather station, or trying to decipher the information recorded by one closer to home, Sensing+ records, interprets and predicts the growing conditions under your feet. 

It builds a detailed picture of your farm’s microclimate across a range of conditions and delivers these insights into your hand, as current and future predictions. 

24/7, 365 Days a Year

With sensors continuously recording conditions, you no longer need to chase information around the farm

Sensing+ has been designed to make growing operations more efficient, and to give you better insights for less effort. 

With Sensing+ measuring and converting your farm data 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, your time is freed up to focus on other important activities. And, because you’ve identified where on your farm you needed to place the sensors, you know Sensing+ is going to deliver information from precisely where you need it. 

Find out more about Sensing+ from a growers’ perspective click here.

A Digital Record

Every piece of information is securely stored - from climate conditions to irrigation and spray activities

Sensing+ comes with a mobile app for Apple and Android phones, and a complementary web-based app that can be accessed via your computer or laptop. 

Via the mobile app, you’ll see all the important growing conditions and predictions you need to you make decisions throughout the day. It can also be used to record spray activity and inventory, and to record irrigation.

Once your system has recorded enough data, you’ll be able to see year-on-year reporting via the web app.

The Information You Need

By combining multiple data points with our analytics, we calculate new insights like ETo and Delta-T

As well as providing individual metrics like rainfall and soil moisture, Sensing+ combines data from your sensors and transforms it into new pieces of information.

A classic example is evapotranspiration (ETo), or "crop water use". This refers to water loss from soil and plants through a combined process of transpiration (from plants) and evaporation (from soil). It is one of the key determinants in estimating when and how much to irrigate.

ETo is calculated based on a standard grass sward. To identify the evaporation and transpiration for individual crops, it can be adjusted by a crop coefficient to create an ETc reading. ETc is ETo combined with a crop coefficient (Kc). 

Both ETo and ETc are measured by combining solar radiation, air temperature, relative humidity and wind speed and direction. These individual units are first recorded by Sensing+, before being converted into ETo and ETc.

Secure & Reliable

Your data is securely hosted on Microsoft Azure – an enterprise-grade cloud platform

Data recorded on your farm is safely housed in Microsoft’s global cloud. The system is renowned for high availability, meaning you can rely on it to work and protect your information. Using Bosch technology, we also encrypt your data from the moment it is gathered from the sensor through to when it arrives in our cloud. 

We maintain best practice data management and standards, and have a transparent data policy that is provided to customers before purchase.

A System that Learns

The more data Sensing+ captures, the more it can tell you about how your environment reacts to certain conditions

At The Yield, we are committed to measuring quality data and putting it to practical use, on and off the farm. Our customers own their personal and on-farm data, and are given the transparency, control and incentive to share it.

We also securely pass aggregated anonymised data to public researchers working to solve environmental, crop-specific and disease issues. Our customers agree to this in advance, with full transparency provided. For example, in oyster farming, data has been given to researchers trying to solve issues like Pacific Oyster Mortality Syndrome (POMS).

If you would like us to answer any questions about how Sensing+ safely records and uses data, please feel free to contact us.

Stage 4

inform

Information is delivered into your hand, so you can plan activities with confidence.

The things that matter

Sensing+ gives you all the growing conditions you need to make decisions - as they happen, 7 days ahead and 7 days past

Insights come to you

You can use the mobile app to set custom thresholds and notifications - so you get the information you need, when you need it

Save time & money

With an accurate picture of what’s happening on your crop, you can reduce the number of costly activities you undertake "just in case".

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