How and Why Plant Stress increases production costs while at the same time is reducing the quality and the quantity of the production.
The maximum yield of plants is determined by their genetic potential, is rarely achieved because factors such as insufficient water or nutrients, adverse climatic conditions, plant diseases, and insect damage will limit growth at some stage. Plants subjected to these biotic and abiotic constraints are said to be stressed.(1)
farmAIr is currently the only company, able to provide early detection of biotic or abiotic Plant Stress (patented). This innovative service is based on the sophisticated Artificial Intelligence algorithms we have developed. But lets see how our Artificial Intelligence spots the sub-areas of the plant(s) that are subject to stress, and how the user is able to see the photo of the stressed plant(s) with just one click, and navigate to it through our platform.
Application of our service in Fresh Fruit Pilot Project
In August 2020 we had the pleasure to apply our technology in the areas of Kilkis and Pieria, at pilot program, in collaboration with the American Farm School under the program "New Agriculture for a New Generation". The program was funded by the Stavros Niarchos Foundation, while the pilot test vineyards are part of the 'S3 Interregional High Tech Farming Platform', coordinated by the Tuscany region.
Early stress detection preventing disease spread
Early detection of plant stress can significantly reduce plant treatment costs, protecting the entire crop. Factors such as nutrient intake, weather conditions, minimal or too much watering, and diseases, as well as damage from pests, can hinder plant growth and yield, diminishing the fruit quality. Plants that are subject to such factors, are prone to stress.