Sentinel Fertigation announces strategic partnership with Agri-Inject to develop technology

Nebraska-based agricultural technology startup announces a partnership with leader in the fertigation pump space.


Sentinel Fertigation, a technology company that has developed a platform to quantify nitrogen status in crops to anticipate fertigation needs, has announced a strategic partnership with Agri-Inject.

“Sentinel Fertigation's ultimate goal is to lower the annual fertilizer cost for farmers and increase their bottom line,” said Sentinel Fertigation CEO & Founder Jackson Stansell. "Internet of things technology revolutionizes agriculture from connected field machinery to center pivot monitoring systems. This technology enables wireless transfer of application prescriptions and data quantifying crop productivity and machinery operations. Agri-Inject is taking the lead in bringing this technology to chemigation through its connected injection pump systems.”

The Sentinel Fertigation team includes CEO and Founder Jackson Stansell. Stansell came to the University of Nebraska – Lincoln to pursue a master’s in agricultural engineering and help contribute solutions to the nitrogen management challenges producers face. Through his master’s work, he optimized a framework for using imagery of the crop canopy to time fertigation applications. He developed software to facilitate framework execution, ultimately making it accessible to growers and their trusted advisors to improve their bottom line and reduce their environmental impact. This software and management framework is now N-Time™ FMS, the fertigation management web application platform offered by Sentinel Fertigation.

“Sentinel Fertigation is thrilled to partner with Agri-Inject to connect N-Time™ FMS to ReflexConnect variable rate injection pumping systems. This connection will bridge the gap between chemigation equipment and agronomic recommendations for fertigation by allowing direct transfer of N-Time™’s image-based fertigation prescriptions to ReflexConnect machines in-field and enabling automated as-applied mapping and logging of applied fertilizer,” said Stansell.

Ultimately, these advancements will enhance and simplify fertigation management for trusted agronomic advisors and farmers while improving profitability and reducing environmental risk in the process.

“Agri-Inject has always been in the business of improving fertigation operations and outcomes for farmers”, said Agri-Inject’s CEO Erik Tribelhorn. “We believe that the future of fertigation is connected and data-driven. The technology that Sentinel Fertigation brings to the table demonstrates significant promise for enhancing farmers’ profitability and improving irrigated agriculture’s environmental impact. Agri-Inject is excited to partner with Sentinel Fertigation to bring their technology to practice.”

In addition to the partnership, Sentinel Fertigation has joined The Combine, an agriculture technology incubator located on Nebraska Innovation Campus, a program of Invest Nebraska. Current incubator companies in the agricultural industry include Corral Technologies, FarmAfield, and Platform Cattle.

 

About Sentinel Fertigation:

Sentinel Fertigation is an agricultural technology company that is leveraging multispectral imagery to anticipate crop nitrogen needs and provide proactive fertigation recommendations to farmers and their trusted advisor(s). Sentinel’s N-Time™ FMS is a web-based software built specifically for fertigation management. It provides reliable, data-driven fertigation recommendations to advisors and farmers and enhances the efficiency with which they manage fertigation operations. Ultimately, Sentinel Fertigation’s advancements will simplify fertigation management for farm operations while improving their bottom line and reducing their environmental impact.


About 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 supporting 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.