With the intention of expanding the climate data collection network and increasing the amount of data to be processed by the numerical weather forecasting mode, the National Meteorological Institute (INMET) and FieldPRO sign a technical cooperation agreement.
"Episode how Brazilians are changing the world of agro technology. Ricardo Sodré, CEO of FieldPRO, tells how a Brazilian team developed an agricultural super sensor that monitors 19 crop variables, such as rain, air and soil temperature and humidity, wind, salinity and plant requirements, correlating with satellite images, which is considered one of the best of the sensors in the world."
"FieldPRO, an agtech that provides solutions for climate, soil, and crop monitoring which started to take off in 2018 in Paraná state - and already sells its technology to customers from Argentina, Paraguay, United States, and Canada - is beginning to advance in the Midwest region of Brazil, especially in Mato Grosso".
“FieldPro has over 25 investors - among them former executives from Monsanto and Kepler Weber - who have contributed around $10 million. Ricardo Sodré, CEO of FieldPRO, says that the startup decided to develop its sensor, because weather stations did not offer proper connectivity, nor soil monitoring in a specific area, among other limitations”
“FieldPRO has a product that was developed over a period of three years and now has been launched, with the goal of monitoring soil and climate through an innovative technology, making it effective and feasible. These data will integrate the INMET model of simulations and create a forecast model with greater confidence and precision.”
"The main investment in agricultural production comes from the cost of raw material. With the data detected by FieldPRO, the farmer could be more precise and optimize his agricultural inputs up to 30%. Besides, by understanding where and when chemical controls are needed, it is possible to avoid soil degradation or resistance to pests and diseases."
"The company is in the process of building up networks of FieldPRO's Sensors, which are connected. Sensors are being distributed in the main agricultural regions of the country. The initial implementation is being in the State of Paraná, with the distribution of more than 630 FieldPRO's Sensors in strategic places of the rural areas of the State, which is one of the largest agricultural producers worldwide"
"The presence of field technologies represents a positive perspective to the expansion of the weather and soil information base, which makes it possible, among other things, for Brazil to continue to be a global reference in agriculture as well as to reach higher values in economic indicators. The purpose of FieldPRO is to contribute to improving the analysis and climate forecast of rural areas."
"FieldPRO, an agtech, reaches the market to develop solutions-oriented by automation of data, in real-time, collected by sensors, to contribute to the increase of competitiveness of Brazilian agribusiness."
"Such precision and data range are only possible due to the FieldPRO device, which has 14 sensors at different levels that performs the readings every hour. Besides, the work behind 20 specialists in data science, information technology, IoT, and agriculture, who make up the staff of the Brazilian startup, which has production centers in Joinville (SC) and Atibaia (SP)"
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