News & Announcements
Duxford 13th & 14th June 2018
Visiting Cereals was excellent for Grounddata. We renewed existing
contacts and met a lot of new people interested in what we are doing to
deliver orderly environmental data from both above and below ground
via our cloud platform.
As a new Agritech venture we subscribe to Farmers Weekly; visitors to our
office often remark on the heavy agricultural equipment shown on the
front cover each week. Our business is mainly based around rather
small but very effective sensors, the only thing big about them is that
they will contribute to Big Data.
In the meantime for those
who enjoy big hardware, we
saw a REALLY BIG TRACTOR at
the show. The size was truly
impressive, with up to 670
horsepower, an in cab
refrigerator and optional
leather seats. Just like our
sensors it comes in a variety
of configurations according to need, but the list price of the John Deere
9620RX is over $500,000!
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 later in 2018.
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.
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.
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.