SupPlant, the leading precision agriculture hardware-software solution, uses agronomic algorithms, sensors, artificial intelligence and cloud-based technology in order to assist South African farmers on 2 goals: increasing crop yield and reducing water usage.
Recently, we have been able to decrease water usage by 37% in apple crops, increased lemon yield by 60% and Macadamia nuts have been increased by 21% (all numbers from South African farmers).
SupPlant’s sensors monitor the plant stress, crop growth patterns, real-time and forecasted climatic data. All these are uploaded to an algorithm in the cloud every 30 minute which create precise irrigation decisions determined autonomously.
One of the main challenges to farmers in South Africa is the weather challenge. By changing the basic concept of irrigation methods using all of SupPlant’s data, this unique technology is saving water, reducing costs, improving productivity, plant resilience and yield.
Frost and Sullivan have described SupPlant as “...The first technology that manages irrigation autonomously on scientific growing information without any actions needed by the farmer. By using its GBI and irrigating according to a plant’s individual needs, farmers can achieve an increase in yields while reducing water consumption significantly.”
SupPlant, an Israeli technology, has partnered with Nulandis in South Africa in order to serve the agricultural sector with pride. In addition to South Africa, SupPlant is active in 14 countries and has expertise in 31 crops.