Targeted pollination can double the yield of soft fruit and increase the quality of the produce. To enable farmers to increase pollinator levels, AgriSound is launching an insect listening device called POLY, which displays a heat-map on a smartphone to show insect activity. It highlights pollination deficits on-farm as well as providing proof that interventions increase ecosystem services.
Casey Woodward, CEO of AgriSound, presented in the REAP 2021 Start-Up Showcase. He says: “We would love to meet people that have a genuine interest in getting pollination right and want to be working with us as early adopters.
“Once you have the ability to tell the difference between species of insects, you can then monitor biodiversity, which will provide evidence of natural capital assets.
“We’d like to talk to farmers and growers about their challenges and find out how to use our data in new ways.”
Find out more at agrisound.io.
REAP 2021: Changing Time(s) for Agriculture – 10th November 2021
Imagine a world where agriculture is not constrained by time. The ability to manage and manipulate time is increasing and REAP 2021 will explore the advances in technology and breakthroughs in science that is making this possible.
REAP brings together people from across the agri-tech ecosystem who believe that innovation is the engine for change. The conference bridges the gap between producer needs and technology solutions and showcases exciting agri-tech start-ups.