FluroSat and MicaSense have teamed up in a move to offer high-quality imagery and analytics products to growers and crop advisors.
The companies say the collaboration is built on a strong belief that the collective capability of the agronomic solution will provide timely insights for optimising plant nutrition management.
It is hoped that users will benefit from MicaSense and FluroSat’s shared focus on bringing scientifically validated agronomic solutions to the market.
Growers and advisors will be able to skip time-consuming tasks such as imagery analysis, separating plant signal from soil “noise” and monitoring crops by getting straight to detection of potential yield-robbing issues.
Commenting on the partnership, Dr. Manal Elarab, director of enterprise solutions at MicaSense, said: “At MicaSense, we pride ourselves on being sensor experts, yet we know sensors are just one piece in the overall puzzle of crop management. We see FluroSense as the analytics engine that provides added value to our customers because its models are science-based and integrate multiple information layers with sensor data to form a prediction.”
Adding: “Through this partnership, we hope to better align quality software with quality hardware and thus help our customers unleash the full potential of their sensor data,”
Collaboration between FluroSat and MicaSense started in the 2017/18 growing season when the two companies partnered on a trial to analyse 14,000 acres of cotton grown on 71 irrigated and dryland farms.
The latest move will see a pipeline of further initiatives which aim to develop advanced sensor and software capabilities and provide actionable information to farmers, growers and agronomists.