PRODUCTS

Sensing+

For Agriculture

Make faster, more informed decisions with on-farm sensing & 7-day predictions

COMING OCTOBER 2017

Stage 1

sense

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

How it works

A common set of sensors at one location make up a node. Nodes can capture data from any location you need, irrespective of terrain, vegetation or infrastructure. As Sensing+ is a modular solution, extra nodes can be added at any time.

Each sensor node wirelessly communicates with a gateway on your farm and our Microsoft cloud platform, creating a real-time Farm Area Network (FAN). Your growing conditions are automatically pulled into the system 24-hours a day, without requiring you to locate or extract information. 

Importantly, The Yield is responsible for installing, calibrating and servicing all Sensing+ hardware, which comes with a Bosch warranty – so you receive an integrated solution, without the hassle of managing up-keep.

Stages 2 & 3

analyse &
predict


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

Micro-Level Conditions

Sensing+ makes predictions based on what’s happening in your unique environment
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Sensing+ measures data points around your farm and uses artificial intelligence and data science to help 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. 

Beyond this, it uses your data to build a detailed picture of your farm’s microclimate across a range of conditions. These insights are delivered as 7 day predictions and, once enough data has been recorded to present a longer-term view, will be available to you as year-on-year reports.

24/7, 365 Days a Year

With sensors continuously recording conditions, you no longer need to chase information around the farm
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Sensing+ has been designed to make growing operations more efficient, and 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 data point is stored in your account, from climate conditions to a spray diary
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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. 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 from your farm with data science, we can calculate new insights like crop water use
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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), which can more easily be described as 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 housed in Microsoft Azure – an enterprise-grade cloud platform
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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 at purchase.

A System that Learns

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

With on-farm conditions delivered into your hand, 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

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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