SupPlant launches a mobile app that allows farmers to control their water budget, be notified regarding extreme weather conditions at their plots and monitor their crops from wherever they are.
SupPlant says their technology assists farmers in increasing crop yield and reducing water usage. With this new mobile app growers will be able to monitor and track their plant needs from everywhere.
SupPlant says it uses agronomic algorithms, sensors, artificial intelligence and cloud-based technology in order to achieve more resilient crops while saving on resources and increased yields. With the new SupPlant DSS app, farmers are able to see the information of each plot, graphic displays of the past and future irrigation plans, hyper-local current and forecasted climatic data specific to each plot, agronomic insights, growth patterns of trunk and fruit, Irrigation recommendations for today and a week ahead and more.
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The mobile app, which is free to download for iOS and Android, will send real-time alerts to the farmer in case the plants show a high stress level as it continuously monitors plant stress. In addition, it will alert when the soil is too moist or a technical malfunction occurs, as well as sending advance notice and recommendations for dealing with extreme weather conditions. The app only works with SupPlant sensors.
The future irrigation plans will be able to be controlled from the mobile app, specific to each plot. The app will also monitor the water budget throughout the season.
The mobile app is fed information from the cloud. The information comes from sensors that are placed in 5 locations (deep soil, shallow soil, stem, leaf, fruit). All this info is to help growers make precise irrigation decisions based on the sensors and uploaded to an algorithm in the cloud every 30 minutes.