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Nave Analytics is building a data coherence hub and delivery system powering versatile digital tools to support irrigation operations so that agronomists and turf managers can become more deliberate with their irrigation decisions.
Sentinel Fertigation Technologies puts automated, predictive control over center pivot fertigated acres in the hands of growers and consultants ultimately allowing them to precisely time fertigation events when the crop needs nitrogen most.
Greeneye Technology utilizes artificial intelligence and deep learning technology to revolutionize the pest control process in agriculture. The technology transitions the current practice of broadcast spraying of pesticides to precise and selective spraying.
The proprietary Selective Spraying (SSP) system, which will be available for farmers in the midwest for the 2022 season, seamlessly integrates with any agriculture sprayer to enable the precise spraying of chemicals in real-time only where it’s needed.
Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, it became very clear that the meat packing industry's dependence on manual labor created vulnerabilities in the supply chain. Marble’s robotic solutions reduce the labor needs of beef and pork processing facilities and improve workplace safety by conducting tasks with a history of worker injury. Marble’s engineers are often on the fabrication floor with facility managers and facility engineers to ensure the technology meets their needs and fits within their constraints.
Respiratory virus is a common issue in cattle, and a common cause is herpesvirus. Thyreos develops herpesvirus vaccines and vaccine vectors for the animal health and human health markets. Thyreos vaccines are based on the R2 recombinant herpesvirus platform that elicits robust immune responses and protects animals from life-long infections.
Traditional institutional investment opportunities in agriculture have been limited with low transparency in deployment schedules and complex tax advantages. These can result in missed opportunities in new developments in agriculture such as solar and regenerative agriculture. FarmAfield is an online marketplace streamlining capital deployments in the ag sector. The marketplace allows for the purchase of real agricultural assets and complimentary risk management strategies.
Birds Eye Robotics
The $405B poultry market needs labor solutions for the over 300,000 barns worldwide. Many of the jobs associated with the industry are tedious and unappealing. Dynamic Motion aims to solve the labor issue in the poultry industry through robotic automation. The specific problem the team is focused on is the autonomous retrieval of mortality within barns.
With increasing turnover in ag machinery and equipment there is a strong need for improved pricing accuracy. The employees of the hundreds of ag equipment dealer across the country still rely on paper catalogs for comparable tire information. Dawson is a traditional agriculture tire and wheel sales and distribution business. The business recognizes an opportunity to create a stand-alone solution that brings current disparate data sources in user manuals and field sales representatives' information to improve the resale process of agriculture tires.
Current cattle producer decisions on stocking and carrying capacity are based on limited financial knowledge which is often constrained by the labor needed to move and re-adjust physical fencing in the pasture. Corral is interested in learning how operations manage their pasture. The company is interested in exploring how improved pasture management through software could lead to improved animal health while reducing manual labor.
The markets for top performing genetics of seed stock producers have historically been geographically confined due to the physical proximity to bull sales. This can lead to pricing disparity across the industry. Platform Cattle aims to develop a software platform helping seed stock producers find customers who desire their genetics and conditioning practices. After customer interviews the company is compiling initial industry data via ecommerce sales of supplements.