We provide the capacity for the potato sector to integrate Earth observation, hydro-meteorological information and field based in-situ measurements directly within existing workflows in a business-friendly manner.
The following services are being developed with our partners:
Leaves of potato with Blight disease
During the growing season, potatoes are very sensitive to a number of diseases. Such diseases can have significant impacts on the yield and quality of potatoes, and are especially problematic for seed potatoes which must be disease-free. In addition to yield losses which can add up to 30-40% (or even a total loss), disease prevention and management activities themselves also cut into profits. Accurate detection and diagnosis of disease during the growing season can advise farmers on the most appropriate and cost-effective course of action.
Our services support and enhance disease diagnosis services by providing detection of possible disease outbreaks, followed by enabling a significant increase in accuracy of in-situ disease diagnosis services.
Ultimately our disease monitoring support services enable increased quality and yield of potato crops, along with reducing pesticide use, thereby increasing farmer’s profits.
Warehouse potato storage
The storage support service provides a solution that helps growers conserve potatoes better and longer, maximising (storage) efficiency. Currently about 95% to 98% of the harvested potatoes are used for value adding potatoes products while about 2% to 5% are being destroyed because the quality has gone down so much that they cannot be used for the consumption markets. Globally, the loss can be up to 30%. By incorporating satellite derived information on growing condition history of the potatoes, the logistics and storage process can be greatly improved as this is directly related to storage conditions.
Industrial potato harvesting
The trading support service provides information about acreage and tonnage of potato varieties that will become available for trading. Satellite data allows monitoring the quantity and supports the quality of potatoes that will be delivered by the breeders during the whole growing season, thereby reducing the uncertainty in assessing the quantity (in tons) of potatoes by 20%.
Healthy potato plant
The crop condition service provides information on crop growth status and plant condition to assess crop breeding performance throughout the growing season. The service enables to precisely capture vegetation anomalies by analysing all relevant crop condition parameters, as well as detecting anomalies of biophysical and hydro-meteorological parameters.
Wilted potato plants on Dutch field due to dry weather
The crop damage alert is providing a mechanism to verify crop damages facilitating efficient damage loss and insurance claim procedures. This alert helps to rapidly distinguish between legitimate and suspicious insurance claims and works as a near-real time alert function to pinpoint to potential fields where vegetation anomalies were detected.
8316 PT Marknesse
Tel: +31 (0) 527 745 935