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Out of 784, the Global Startup Heat Map highlights 5 Top Digital Management Solutions impacting Agriculture
The insights of this data-driven analysis are derived from the Big Data & Artificial Intelligence-powered StartUs Insights Discovery Platform, covering 2 093 000+ startups & scaleups globally. The platform gives you an exhaustive overview of emerging technologies & relevant startups within a specific field in just a few clicks.
The Global Startup Heat Map below reveals the distribution of the 784 exemplary startups & scaleups we analyzed for this research. Further, it highlights 5 startups that we hand-picked based on criteria such as founding year, location, funding raised, and more. You get to explore the solutions of these 5 startups & scaleups in this report. For insights on the other 779 digital management solutions for agriculture, get in touch.
Agdata enables Large-scale Farm Management
With the modernization of farming, the adoption of machines in the field has increased. However, monitoring the machines and their operators remains challenging, especially in large farms. Moreover, manual supervision is time-consuming and prone to human error and manipulation. Therefore, AgriTech startups are building digital solutions to optimize farm management.
Agdata is a Czech startup providing a digital system for managing large farms. The startup uses satellite imaging and integrated sensors to automatically record machine usage, worker attendance, and crop growth. The system uses soil probes to measure the humidity and temperature of the soil and grain rod probes to measure temperature while in storage. Besides, battery global positioning system (GPS) collars facilitate monitoring of animals and enable tracking in case move away from their pastures.
xFarm provides an Integrated Farm Management Platform
Crops of the same species in different zones within a field have different growth rates and requirements. However, farmers presently treat all plots as the same while planning their operations. Therefore, to increase productivity through plot diversification, startups are developing digital solutions that provide tools for variable rate irrigation and fertilization of the crops, among others.
Italian startup xFarm offers a digital farm management platform. The startup provides satellite and cadastral maps of the fields as well as collects data through sensors on the field, facilitating automation of irrigation and forecast modeling for plant protection. It also supports farmers with financial decision-making through management and comparison of different crop prices. Further, the solution provides prescription maps for variable rate fertilization to enhance the plot diversity. This aids farmers in making informed decisions to optimize farm produce.
Agrointeli offers Digital Phytosanitary Management
Crop destruction due to pest infestation remains a big challenge for agricultural businesses. However, the current practice of pest management involves extensive sampling from various field sites, which is time-consuming and leads to delays in infestation control. Digitizing the process of pest identification and level of infestation enables farmers to implement proactive management. Thus, startups are offering digital phytosanitary management systems.
Brazilian startup Agrointeli provides centralized field data. The solution provides satellite imagery for field overview, which enables digital phytosanitary control, monitoring, and management. It identifies the geographic location of a crop and measures the level of infestation as well as continuously monitors crop development and health. Besides, the system provides real-time local weather information and forecasts that enable efficient irrigation management. The system further centralizes multiple data sources and optimizes agricultural processes and automates farm operations.
PreAgri enables Precision Farming
Precision farming is a growing AgriTech trend since it addresses profits as well as sustainability. However, solutions currently lack customization for varying farm operations. On the other hand, introducing sensors on the field to monitor fieldwork and productivity provides better control. To this end, startups are digitizing precision farming practices to maximize the overall yield.
PreAgri is a Ukrainian startup that offers a digital platform for precision farming. The startup’s platform automates the selection of sampling sites and analyzes the results of agrochemical analysis, density conductivity, and more. It keeps track of the fieldwork and generates reports through a smart algorithm that retrieves data from the telematics equipment and sensors. In addition, the system monitors the development of the crops through analyses of biomass data gathered from satellite images.
Grownetics facilitates Digital Vertical Farming
With the decline in the quality of cultivable areas and their distance from big cities, the adoption of urban farming and controlled environment agriculture is gaining traction. However, current solutions are more suitable to support traditional agricultural practice and are non-scalable. To cater to this demand, startups are digitizing urban farming practices.
US-based startup Grownetics offers a solution for the digitization of vertical farming and greenhouse agriculture. The startup’s open software provides 3D microclimate maps, crop logistics, workflow automation, along with heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) and controls integration. The system facilitates multilevel canopy sensing and substrate monitoring that enables crop analysis and batch comparison. The hardware-agnostic system also integrates sensors and automation platforms to optimize batch scheduling, task management, audit procedures, and more. This assists farmers to optimize yields and crop quality.
Discover more AgriTech Startups
AgriTech startups such as the examples highlighted in this report focus on agricultural field monitoring, irrigation management, geospatial intelligence as well as digital agriculture. While all of these technologies play a major role in advancing the agricultural industry, they only represent the tip of the iceberg. To explore more agricultural technologies, simply get in touch to let us look into your areas of interest. For a more general overview, you can download our free AgriTech Innovation Report to save your time and improve strategic decision-making.