Imagery Analysis with Green Atlas
About the Event:
Orchard and vineyard owners throughout the US are constantly faced with dilemmas pertaining to the lifecycle of each and every fruit, how much fruit is growing on each tree, the overall performance of specific blocks, how much water the crop needs, and even where pests are affecting crops. Each of these factors greatly influences the amount of money and effort growers spend on labor. Whether it be pruning, harvesting, water management, or pest management, being able to identify these crucial factors in real time could save growers a tremendous amount of time and money.
innov8.ag is partnering with FarmCloud & GreenAtlas, bringing together our data analytics alongside cutting-edge imaging & LiDAR mapping technology provided by GreenAtlas, resulting in a capability that enables growers to address each and every one of the above challenges. innov8.ag's focus is to bring complete freedom and access to data that takes into account water usage, chemical usage, weather, and labor alongside GreenAtlas' imaging sensors allows the grower to identify & alleviate countless problems.
See how three Ph.d's collaborated to create a futuristic image processing system that can tell you exactly how big your canopy is, and assist tree-crop growers in managing the life-cycle of each and every fruit on every tree in their orchards while traveling at 25+mph.
Webinar Outline: roughly 45 mins
Introduction innov8.ag – (5 mins)
Imagery with GreenAtlas- (~10 mins)
innov8.ag data impacts with imagery analysis (10 mins)
innov8.ag closing (2 mins)
Q/A (5-10 mins)
About the Guest:
Hear from Green Atlas Co-Founder:
Dr. Steve Scheding- PhD in Mechatronics, Robotics, and Automation Engineering
Dr. Steven Scheding is an internationally recognized robotics and automation professional with a reputation for leading the development of novel technology that solves difficult business needs in challenging environments. Steve has almost two decades of experience leading multidisciplinary teams and multi-institutional partnerships in domains that demand novel, robust and cost-effective solutions, including 5 years as the director of the Rio Tinto Centre for Mining Automation. In his current role, Dr Scheding co-founded Green Atlas to automate the care of every fruit on every tree on the planet, through AI and robotics.
Hear from a 3rd Generation Growers Perspective:
Adam Zediker– Zediker Orchards, Horticulturist, 3rd Generation Grower
Adam was born and raised in the Yakima Valley. Adam’s family has been involved in agriculture for 3 generations in the PNW. Adam attended WSU for a B.S. in Agriculture Technology and Management . His pre and post college careers have been involved with Pome and Stone fruit of the Pacific Northwest. While pursuing horticulture excellence he has still found time to be with his family of 3 children and loving wife. Skiing as a family and doing other family events fills out the rest of his day.
“As a young horticulturist I came to value adjusting crop loads and generating balance within an orchard/ tree. As I have grown; generating, and understanding information to maximize profitable outputs has been the focus of my efforts. The type of technology that is being discussed today could help generate more profitable decisions moving forward. Models and data have helped speed up the trends in horticulture and agronomy.”