News & Announcements
BP2017 – new hub and wireless sensors on show
Harrogate 22nd & 23rd November
We put our new protoype on show on the Knowledge Transfer Network’s
Stand at BP2017 in Harrogate. This event is held once every two years
and the “whole of the Potato Industry comes together”.
Our new Hub complete with camera communicates wirelessly both with
our cloud-based data warehouse and an array of soil and other sensors
such as rain gauges. The feedback was very positive from growers,
agronomists and irrigation specialists. We look forward to supplying the
system Q1 2018 ready for the new growing season.
Satellite Catapult, Harwell
8th November 2017
We explored the potential for using our hubs and sensors for ground
truthing. We also met people who can work with us to deliver cost-
effective satellite imagery as our systems mature.
Agri-EPI Centre, Harper Adams University – Internet of
We pitched our concept to the most daunting audience yet: a mixture of
technology specialists and agricultural academics. As Simon Breese
opened ‘this is dangerous … very dangerous’. Nonetheless we received a
positive reception and had plenty of conversations which will lead to
useful partnerships and alliances.
Sensor City Liverpool – Sensors and Space
We presented the results of our findings from an exercise in a trials field
of a well known potato producer during May-September 2017. We
identified a number of improvements to the design including the need for
more accurate ambient light sensors which will be included in the Mk2
hub which will be available for the 2018 growing season.