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Farmstead Sense | Incubator Resident Highlight

Farmstead Sense

Farmstead Sense is developing spot and spray technology for pivot irrigation systems. Through their pioneering application of artificial intelligence-based image processing algorithms, Farmstead Sense aims to revolutionize the agricultural industry by substantially reducing chemical use, thereby emphasizing sustainability and efficiency. Farmstead Sense is an Incubator Resident at The Combine, an Agtech Startup Incubator.

Transforming Agriculture: Meet Farmstead Sense

Meet Farmstead Sense, a team dedicated to revolutionizing the pivot irrigated farms with innovative technology. Farmstead Sense is driven by a team of passionate individuals, including CEO Nipuna Chamara, User Interface Developer Finn Kramer, and Scientific Advisers Prof. Yufeng Ge and Dr. Geng Bai.

Innovating Agricultural Solutions

Farmstead Sense's primary goal is to develop spot and spray technology for pivot irrigation systems, significantly reducing chemical use, labor, and time for pivot-irrigated farmers. This innovative approach integrates a camera with artificial intelligence-based image processing algorithms, enabling the automated detection and targeted spraying of pests, weeds, and diseases while generating pest pressure maps. The forward-thinking application of AI in agricultural practices not only addresses the challenges of traditional chemical applications but also brings a new era of sustainable and efficient farming methods. This transformational technology shows a solid commitment to driving agricultural innovation while promoting environmental stewardship and economic resiliency within the farming community.

Transforming Agricultural Practices with Precision Technology

The implementation of Farmstead Sense’s solution holds the potential to transform agricultural practices, offering a sustainable and efficient alternative to traditional chemical applications. With a vision for a future where precision agriculture is accessible to all, Farmstead Sense anticipates a significant impact on the industry, inviting farmers to express their interest in prototype testing to participate in shaping the future of farming. This innovative approach, with its focus on reducing chemical use by 90% and saving labor and time by 100% for pivot irrigated farmers, can enhance the resiliency and productivity of agricultural systems. By leveraging cutting-edge technology, Farmstead Sense invites farming communities to be at the forefront of modern, sustainable agriculture practices.


What is The Combine?

Invest Nebraska's Combine Incubator is a statewide initiative focused on supporting high-growth agri-food entrepreneurs through mentoring, commercialization support, physical incubation space on Nebraska's Innovation Campus, and a network of helping farmers and ranchers across the state. Invest Nebraska is a private, non-profit statewide venture development organization focused on high-growth companies in Nebraska and growing the state's entrepreneurial economy. Invest Nebraska works directly with entrepreneurs, researchers, and companies to help commercialize their technologies, launch and grow new businesses, and access needed capital.

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