Earth Rover Ltd

Earth Rover provides vegetable and salad growers with unprecedented information on what’s growing in their fields to improve forecasting, plan harvesting and reduce crop waste.

Our tractor mounted scouting system is like StreetView for crops.

We use 3D cameras and AI-powered edge computing to count, map and measure every plant in real-time as the tractors/sprayers are working the fields. Actionable insights are sent to the farm manager’s tablet, phone or browser in real-time.

With better information, farmers can deliver quality food production in a more sustainable and profitable way.

LettUs Grow

LettUs Grow

The future of farming?

By 2050 we’ll have 2 billion more mouths to feed. This will need to be done with less farmland, degraded soil and in an unstable climate. Indoor farming offers a climate-resilient solution to grow fresh produce consistently and sustainably but until now it’s struggled to get off the ground…

What are you going to do about it?

LettUs Grow has developed innovative software and hardware solutions that combine efficient aeroponic technology with data collection, automation and operational insights for the indoor farming sector. These systems can grow fresh produce without soil, all-year-round and in any environment – from cities to deserts – with minimal impact on the planet. The technology has shown growth rate increases of 70% over hydroponics, uses up to 95% less water and fertiliser than open-field farming and needs no pesticides. An easy-to-use software platform, Ostara, provides data automation, optimisation and business planning tools to farmers, helping to maximise yields while minimising labour and resource use.

Is it suitable for me?

There are many applications for the technology including urban and traditional farms, food corporations and research centres. For example, LettUs Grow’s technology can be used to diversify traditional farms and provide a reliable, year-round income stream, no matter the weather. Alternatively, farms could be located in the city centre to minimise food miles, keep food fresher for longer and reduce protective packaging. This would cut the carbon footprint of fresh produce while simultaneously slashing both food and packaging waste.

The future of farming?

By 2050 we’ll have 2 billion more mouths to feed. This will need to be done with less farmland, degraded soil and in an unstable climate. Indoor farming offers a climate-resilient solution to grow fresh produce consistently and sustainably but until now it’s struggled to get off the ground…

What are you going to do about it?

LettUs Grow has developed innovative software and hardware solutions that combine efficient aeroponic technology with data collection, automation and operational insights for the indoor farming sector. These systems can grow fresh produce without soil, all-year-round and in any environment – from cities to deserts – with minimal impact on the planet. The technology has shown growth rate increases of 70% over hydroponics, uses up to 95% less water and fertiliser than open-field farming and needs no pesticides. An easy-to-use software platform, Ostara, provides data automation, optimisation and business planning tools to farmers, helping to maximise yields while minimising labour and resource use.

Is it suitable for me?

There are many applications for the technology including urban and traditional farms, food corporations and research centres. For example, LettUs Grow’s technology can be used to diversify traditional farms and provide a reliable, year-round income stream, no matter the weather. Alternatively, farms could be located in the city centre to minimise food miles, keep food fresher for longer and reduce protective packaging. This would cut the carbon footprint of fresh produce while simultaneously slashing both food and packaging waste.

“We are providing technology that allows us to grow more with less impact on the soil so we don’t have to farm the soil in an industrial way. We want to take pressure off the ecosystem so we can farm traditionally in a more sustainable way as well, not just driven by supermarket prices and overreaching targets. We want to be able to provide a predictable, resilient supply of produce that means we don’t over-farm or overproduce, but allow sustainable farmers to work with the land.”

Charlie Guy, Co-founder and Managing Director of LettUs Grow

Pro-Lite Technology

Pro-Lite Technology is a supplier of specialist equipment with a technical focus in spectroscopy, spectral imaging, remote sensing, light measurement, photonics, opto-mechanics and nano-positioning. We are proud to support research and quality assurance in the fields of plant science, agriculture, agronomy, ecology and forestry. Pro-Lite also supplies postharvest and food fraud detection tools.

Pro-Lite distributes spectroscopic and gas sensing metrology tools used in agri-tech made by the following companies:

CID Bio-Science

Portable plant science instruments that measure and analyse everything from roots to leaves. CID’s fully portable instruments are used to measure and research photosynthesis, canopy structure, leaf area, spectroscopy, and root function.

Felix Instruments

Portable instruments for postharvest and food scientists including handheld gas analysers (ethylene, CO2 & O2) and NIR fruit quality meters (avocados, mangos etc).

Spectral Evolution

Broadband, high resolution, UV-VIS-NIR field-portable and laboratory spectrometers and spectroradiometers used in remote sensing and for vegetation and soil analysis.

HySpex (NEO)

High performance hyperspectral imagers for the VNIR & SWIR bands for both airborne and ground-based applications, including crop and forestry monitoring.

Wasatch Photonics

Compact yet high performance spectrometers for UV, VIS & NIR spectroscopy, with applications in grain identification and quality and the detection of adulterated and counterfeit produce.

Avantes

Compact fibre optic spectrometers and accessories for UV, VIS & NIR spectroscopy, with applications in chlorophyll detection in crops, the measurements of sugar (brix) in fruit and radiometric measurements of light levels in greenhouse environments.

Spectral Engines

NIR spectral sensors designed for process spectroscopy in materials identification and “smart farming”. Applications include the monitoring of milk quality to soil analysis and fertiliser optimisation.

Arable

A pioneer in decision agriculture, Arable Labs builds affordable tools that help people collect and synthesize site-specific agricultural data. This ground-truth knowledge empowers agricultural stakeholders to more effectively manage natural resources and lower food waste throughout the supply chain. The company’s mission is to achieve global impact by providing the measurements, insights, and predictions that enable growers to recognize and address risk.

 

The Arable Mark is the world’s first LTE-M-enabled irrigation management tool, weather station, and crop monitor in one. Our platform synthesizes climate, plant & soil data to produce actionable insights on natural resource management, particularly commercial agriculture, at any scale. Linking events in the field to consumer preference provides an opportunity to improve operations that streamline harvests, optimize yields, and minimize waste without sacrificing quality. We provide growers, advisors, and processors tools to make the critical link between microclimate, yield, and quality outcomes, maximizing economic value throughout the supply chain. Machine-learning technology allows for continuous improvement and reliability of data through our extensive calibration and validation partnerships with global research institutions. An array of cloud-based software services, including a mobile app for in-the-moment decision support and a robust API for integration with ERP, BI, and data science tools, our platform enables longer-term strategic planning and measurable ROI.

 

Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram: @ArableLabs

Blog: https://www.arable.com/blog/

MycoNourish

In agriculture, maximising crop quality is key. At MycoNourish, we harness the power of beneficial microbes to enhance crop production, and add value for growers.

We do this with beneficial fungi, known as ‘mycorrhizae’, which work in symbiosis with crops to enhance yields.

Unlike other products, which provide ‘one size fits all’ solutions, our exciting innovation allows us to customise advanced strains of these fungi to pair with specific crops, and tailor them to solve the most important problem in each one.

Our fungi are highly adaptable, and whilst we initially focus on improving quality in high-value crop production, we can tackle issues ranging from improving water uptake in semi-arid regions to improving pollination.

Our customised fungi add value for growers, as well as providing environmental benefits, and tackling the important issues of food wastage and food security.

Feel free to get in touch if you would like to know more:

www.MycoNourish.com

hello@MycoNourish.com

Method

We’re Method; a relentlessly curious group of strategic designers, technologists, makers and thinkers. We make brands, products and services that challenge conventions and establish new ways of working to help industries transform.
Founded in 1999, we operate globally from Silicon Valley, New York, London and Zurich.

We are a trusted pair of hands for organisations as complex and diverse as Google, McDonalds, Tesco, Pearson, Walgreens, Renault and 23&me. Our designers belong to a wider team of 15,000 technologists, architects, and engineers delivering unique solutions at speed and scale.

We believe the best way to be ready for the future is to make it.

Wyld Networks

Modern agricultural business heavily depends on the ability to manage resources, minimise cost, and maximise yield. Advances in engineering and digital technology, especially the rapid rise of IoT devices, have enabled a new level of crop and livestock monitoring providing valuable data that traditionally was collected manually or not available at all.

An overarching challenge remains the delivery of adequate connectivity in a demanding environment. Agritech solutions rely on low-cost, flexibly deployed network infrastructure that ensures the transmission of data from sensors to farmers’ devices over long distances in often remote locations, where cellular coverage is generally poor.

Wyld’s intelligent solutions connect agritech sensors and smart devices – securely. Wyld seamlessly delivers data from agricultural/horticultural sensors straight to a phone, tablet or PC. Utilising wirelessly connected sensors, farmers can instantly collect data on soil temperature and moisture, pollution levels, weather conditions and rainfall, crop growth, livestock conditions, location data and more.

Using Wyld’s scalable mesh and low-power networking capabilities, farmers can implement solutions to increase their productivity, reduce risk and improve safety for workers, as well as control systems and equipment throughout an operation.

Wyld connectivity solutions transmit data over distances of up to 15km with batteries lasting up to 10 years. This results in lower maintenance and operating costs, along with improved operational visibility across a wide range of use cases such as cattle monitoring, environmental monitoring, farm asset management, irrigation control, and soil monitoring.

If you are an agritech sensor manufacturer looking for long distance, low-powered, wireless connectivity, then Wyld can embed technology into your sensor or provide boxed external solutions and gateways so your customers can securely access, share and present actionable data to solve problems and create opportunities.

Wyld Network’s LPWAN solutions connect data faster and more reliably from device to device and from device to people using LoRa, LoRaWAN, NBIoT, WM-Bus, SIgfox, BLE/Bluetooth etc.

 “We are committed to adding wireless connectivity to our well-established sensor range and Wyld Network’s impressive expertise in this area makes it the ideal partner to help achieve our aims.”

Dr John Newstead of Delta-T Devices.

Green Biologics

Green Biologics Ltd has been operating as an industrial biotechnology company with an emphasis on sustainable technologies since 2003. Our original focus was on production of bio-chemicals, in particular butanol and acetone, through fermentation using Clostridia microbes. We’ve taken our technology from the bench through to commercial scale production, demonstrating performance advantages of the bio-based molecules over petro-derived equivalents.

As our technology has progressed we have developed unique tools that enable us to manipulate and evolve these historically intractable soil microbes for a much wider range of applications. Our R&D team is based in Oxfordshire and comprises experts in molecular biology, protein biochemistry, fermentation and enzyme chemistry.

Glaia Ltd

Glaia develops nanotechnology-based solutions for sustainable agriculture.

Our mission is to enhance agricultural productivity and reduce pressure on natural resources by optimising plants’ performance. Our first family of products, the sugar-dots, enhance plants’ photosynthesis, the bottleneck in biomass production.

Our technology increases crop yields and allows crops to be farmed outside their traditional growing regions by simply applying it alongside traditional farming treatments.

Crowdform

We combine digital strategy, technology and design to build digital products that solve complex problems.
Follow them on Twitter: @crowdformagency

Square Mile Farms

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Square Mile Farms is developing the concept of an urban farm network to offer ultra-fresh, delicious and nutritious produce directly to customers. We’re doing this by developing technology and platform that enable us to rapidly install controlled environment farms in multiple locations in the heart of the city, within a square mile of our customers. We are on a mission to make food production sustainable, nutritious and local again, empowering local communities in the process.

H2O-ganics

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H2O-ganics uses a unique combination of clean room technology and moving vertical hydroponics to produce a variety of food and non food products year-round. This provides reliable, consistent supply to our customers and food products that have fantastic shelf life and quality.