Farmwave Partners with USDA and Cotton Inc. for Artificial Intelligence in Cotton Spraying and Harvesting.
This season, 2020, we’re going to begin collecting harvester data and imagery on cotton thanks to a few farmers in South Georgia. Our goal is to have trained models for cotton harvesters by the 2021 harvest season. However, it won’t stop with harvesting. Farmwave has begun working with Cotton Inc. and the USDA ARS division scientists on identifying and automatically diagnosing pest and diseases using Farmwave’s vision compute power. This will enhance our sprayers as well.
Since joining the Farmwave team a frequent question that I have received from customers, technologists, and general Farmwave supporters is, “What is the Farmwave CORE and how does it work?”. As many of us have had more “spare” time than normaI I wanted to tackle this question head on and provide a simple and easy to understand definition of the Farmwave CORE. So here we go…
When we think about artificial intelligence, we think of a systematic set of rules that will make automated decisions based off certain criteria. Just as in human anatomy, our brains act as the core to our thinking and decision making, so do we define the center of what we have built as our CORE.
From the beginning Farmwave set out to empower small-holder growers in developing countries. It was about using our vision computing power to connect these growers with answers, information, and resources in near-real time.
Over the years we’ve built our AI database through various partnerships with universities and research organizations to provide accurate timely results in plant pathology. We’ve moved from a web app into machinery, API’s into drones, satellites, and various other forms of agriculture automation.
Today, we want to make sure the resources built into Farmwave over time make it into the hands of everyone who contributes to global food production. So today we are making the Farmwave web app free to everyone.
The additional features that were part of the Team plan are now free. Create public and private communities, access additional analytics and reporting tools, spin-up local resource communities and even access future features coming soon like plant counts and yield predictions.
All of this is now free.
As we continue to work on building-out Farmwave’s proprietary crop validation library, we’ll continue to release features to the web app as they come out of development and into production. We hope this opens up a new channel of communication and democratizes AI for food producers everywhere, of all sizes.
Tp join, sign-up at farmwave.app.
AI, as part of the precision agriculture technology boom, intrigues the agricultural industry. Futurists and growers alike dream of an AI-powered fleet that can make timely adjustments for maximum efficiency. More than one marketing video has depicted sprayers that can identify, target, and spray only diseased crops to reduce the gallons of pesticides used, or combines that can automatically adjust their dynamics to reduce head loss based on grain variety.