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.
Consolidated data aggregation from ag imagery & IoT sensors is the fundamental competency to properly inform and improve growing practices.
Extensive data analysis of crop loads and farm inputs inform leading-edge algorithms that reduce risks by providing actionable insights that clearly identify inputs related to a better economic outcome for growers
Visualization is where we make the data come to life for anyone on & off-farm through relatable maps