innov8.ag is partnered with Microsoft to enable growers to make informed on and off-farm management decisions based on machine learning and AI-based insights. Our solutions leverage the agronomist expertise of PhD researchers from land-grant universities and ag-centric colleges; pairing mutual data sources, big data capabilities and machine learning tools with grower expertise and experience.
Our primary focus is permanent crops, as labor availability & efficiency is a significant industry challenge, often representing 60% of growers' costs. In 2020 we piloted a Smart Orchard project with the Washington Tree Fruit Research Commission & Washington State University, where we've applied our data aggregation & data science capabilities to provide growers with insights focused on the bottom line. As we head into 2021 growing season, we've been commissioned to expand to a second Smart Orchard site, while also introducing our base crop count imaging capabilities to orchard & vineyard growers.
In 2021 we announced our Food Resiliency project in Snohomish County. This project leverages leading-edge private connectivity & edge computing, which powers IoT sensors collecting soil, weather, water, & imagery data; all focused on enabling growers to take actionable decisions that optimize inputs while obtaining increased yield quality & quantity.
& Bloom Count
Need to predict how much fruit you'll have next harvest, or inform your employees where to thin? This package powered by GreenAtlas Cartographer allows growers to count from bloom-full maturity to estimate and optimize labor and chemical usage for thinning and harvest. This capability gives you the opportunity to estimate processing and storage capacity from post harvest all the way to harvest again.
Dashboard With Use Cases
Utilize our PowerBI dashboard that is specific to your farms' sensors. Have all of your data in one place to make informed decisions immediately while maintaining ownership of what's yours. Gain core KPI's and optimize irrigation to maximize fruit quality.
Insights With Automation
Leverage soil moisture & weather data to enable AutoWater, which brings together irrigation scheduling + pump automation. As we progress through 2021 we'll be adding data layers to our mapping tool where you can easily visualize soil, nutrient, weather, labor, chemical, & imagery data in one place.
The Green Atlas Cartographer is an innovative combination of hardware and software that allows flower and fruit counts to be quickly and accurately mapped over entire orchards. With high resolution AI assisted mapping, our customers know every block and every tree, to help manage the life cycle from flower to fruit.
Know the relative performance of different blocks, comparing overall yield and the evenness of the distribution. Know how well your thinning program worked and adapt for next year.
Know the variability within each block. Determine management zones to address variability and achieve consistency every year.
Zoom in and know exactly what’s going on like Google Street View™ for the orchard. Visually inspect high resolution colour images anywhere.
Go beyond 2D and know the performance of the lower and upper canopy. The trees on the right are one year older and bear more fruit up top, while the lower canopy has been managed evenly. Predict the increased harvest labour with more fruit in the upper canopy. During flowering, manage the different timing of lower and upper canopy bloom.
Cartographer uses LiDAR to measure tree canopy geometry throughout the orchard. This includes tree height, canopy area/volume and canopy density. Define treatment zones or make informed spray and pruning decisions throughout the season! Top right: apple tree volume; Bottom right: wine grape vine volume.
The Cartographer has been busy working across multiple crop types including Apples, Almonds, Cherries, Kiwifruit and Wine Grapes across the spectrum of fruit lifecycle, from flowering to mature fruit, and in the case of almonds, post-harvest to map ‘mummified’ nuts left on the trees.
Digital Top Soil Mapping System
SoilOptix® – High Resolution Top Soil Mapping is inspired to bring to agriculture a new one-of-a-kind, affordable soil analysis system that sets a new standard for accuracy in precision agriculture. Offering much more than traditional soil measurement practices, SoilOptix® delivers the highest definition and most detailed field nutrient maps obtainable today. This empowers growers to make the best decisions for management and soil stewardship. SoilOptix® is your best choice, because every square foot is unique.
How It Works
SoilOptix® uses a non-contact, pre-calibrated sensor, mounted on a collection vehicle approximately 2ft (60cm) above the ground, traveling up to 12 mph (20kph) in 40 ft (12m) swaths widths. The sensor is measuring natural geological properties
Traditional soil samples are taken at strategically place locations; 1 every 8 acres surveyed. These are then sent out to your local lab for analysis. These results are integrated into our final product. Once we receive the lab results, we can begin our processing.
Our highly-trained team of data processors then take, analyze, and process the information using proprietary SoilOptix® software and algorithms. Data processing is completed within a target of 48 business hours.
High-definition nutrient & texture maps are returned to you in generic SHP or CSV files. Files are VRA-ready and can be easily integrated into most data platforms; including Climate FieldView & John Deere Operations Centre.
Cation Exchange Capacity
Magnesium Base Saturation
Potassium Base Saturation
Calcium Base Saturation
Nitrate as N
Plant Available Water
innov8.ag include's nano-climate measurements and notifications for agriculture, enabling growers to understand weather across their acreage, including potential impact and implications. This information informs growers in prioritizing and fine-tuning planned resourcing (labor, chemicals, water, and equipment) to manage the growing cycle. This can be as simple as showing wind state/predictions to more complex determinations such as when it's viable to spray crops or weeds. It also includes frost warning notifications so staff can activate warming systems. Even more complex predictions are possible from data-mined information that includes triggers on when to water or thin based on current and historical satellite imagery, soil moisture/temperature, and market pricing.
Data consolidation enables growers to better visualize their disparate data sets and to understand more value through data interrelation combined with data portability—enabling growers to enjoy more autonomy when dealing with suppliers.
Data repacking enables growers to reuse their consolidated data for reporting to government agencies, insurers, and tasking semi-autonomous equipment.
Good Fruit Grower
"Sensor Overload- Pilot project installs dozens of sensors in an apple orchard to learn how the different technologies can best inform better management"
August 20, 2020
Food & Farming Technology
"5G OI Lab partners with US farmers to boost IoT and drive data solutions"
February 4, 2021