Updated: Jul 29, 2022
August 2nd- Sign up- English Field Day
August 3rd- Sign up- Spanish Field Day
This years second WA Fruit Smart Orchard Field Day is coming up! This set of days presented in both English & Spanish will be revolved around "New Technologies" where the Smart Orchard Tech providers- innov8.ag, Dynamax, Thingy,IoT, Aker Ag, Ceres Imaging, Arable, CropVue, AEA will start the day off by presenting their tech and orchard findings. Followed by this we have some special guest Ag & Agtech providers for growers, researchers, industry workers, and anyone interested in the field day to learn from. Continue reading to catch a glimpse of these exciting "New Technologies" and more importantly- Join us at the field day for your chance to meet them in person alongside unique in person demos from Nutrien, Guss, & Smart Guided Systems
8:30-8:55am: Sign in, name tags, coffee & pastry in the field
9:00-9:10am: Steve Mantle & Jenny Bolivar- Field Day Introductions
9:10-9:36am: Technology Reps & Introductions
9:36-9:45am: AgAID Interns CapStone Presentations (Mia Hargrave & Josh Bailey)
9:45-9:50am: Booth Orientation
9:50-10:25am: All Participants booth time & networking
10:25-10:30am: Overview, Group Splits for live demos
10:30-11:30am: LIVE DEMOS from GUSS Automation & Smart Apply, Inc.
11:30am-12:00pm: Networking & Refreshment
12:00pm: Closing & Event Teardown
Smart Orchard Tech Providers (Learn More Here):
innov8.ag- Visualizing Unrealized Potential with yield estimations & soil analysis. Creating a better economic outcome for growers above and below ground, on and off the farm.
Dynamax- Sap Flow, Infrared Temperature, Dendrometer, Soil Moisture, & Weather Stations
Thingy, IoT- LoRaWAN Connectivity, Micro-Weather Station, Wind, Rain, Soil, & Soil Moisture
Ceres Imaging- Precision agriculture insights that grow farm profits—powered by high-resolution aerial data and advanced analytics
Arable- In-field weather & plant monitoring system
Aker Ag- Drone Imagery with Aker TrueCause™
CropVue- pest trap sensor and in canopy weather
AEA- Advancing Eco Agriculture works with growers to create customized crop programs, combining their biological and mineral nutrition products with regenerative practices to improve crop quality, yields, and disease and insect resistance while regenerating soil health.
PocketiNet- Brings connectivity to the rural location of the Smart Orchard
Guest Companies: Continue reading for more context
Tree To Scope
Tuctronics (aka: AgriNet)
Nutrien Ag Solutions
Guss- LIVE DEMO in Orchard
Smart Guided Systems- LIVE DEMO in Orchard
Soil Tech Wireless
Boosting farm productivity with actionable operations data. Take control over your mechanical operations with real-time visibility. Track your tractor and machinery fleet from anywhere and any device. Uncover new efficiency opportunities. Cover 25% more acres per shift, more accurately. Unlock your farm’s true potential with Fieldin.
Digitize Your Farm- Make your farm smart by outfitting every piece of equipment with Fieldin sensors.
Data And Insights- Boost your farm’s efficiency, accuracy and productivity, empowering you to cover up to 25% more acres per shift.
Driverless Machinery- Apply our LiDAR sensors and retrofit kits to your existing machinery, increasing utilization by 80% and reducing costs by 75%.
Decision Engine- Leverage artificial intelligence to optimize your farm’s day to day operation, from your fleet to your overarching infrastructure.
Reimagine Your Farm’s Design- Harness the opportunity to redesign every aspect of your farm and reap the full benefits of autonomy and precision.
The first and only commercial device that senses the internal water flow of a plant and directly measures its water consumption and real-time irrigation needs without extrapolations based on indirect sensing technologies. Treetoscope© provides direct insight on the plant’s physiology and water consumption, thus impacting the farmers financial results.
Help growers save water
Manage plant’s stress
Increase yield and resilience
Improve fruit quality
Better plan of harvest windows
Tuctronics' has been engineering telemetry products for agricultural control and monitoring for over 20 years. Tuctronics’ (aka: AgriNET) is a cross-platform application that allows users to access the data solutions created by their unique hardware, as well as third-party hardware. With their app, growers have all the valuable data they need to make decisions in one place, effortlessly accessible via desktop computers, smart phones, and tablets.
They offer a wide variety of control and monitoring products for agriculture, designed to improve efficiency in irrigation management decisions. They also offer tailor-made products to clients-- if their off-the-shelf solutions aren’t perfect for you, let them custom-engineer something that is. Tuctronics manufactures products for soil moisture monitoring, temperature/RH monitoring, valve control, weather stations, flow monitoring, SMS alarming, crop maturity modeling, disease and pest modeling, proportional chemical injection, and custom VFD and pump staging automation.
METER GROUP is a leading global manufacturer of precision instruments, software, and services fore us in food production, food quality, pharmaceutical applications, environmental research, crop science and indoor cultivation. Many of their products have been utilized in both Smart Orchard projects and innov8.ag has had the opportunity to conduct several webinars with this company and its affiliates. To learn more visit our Smart Orchard and blog pages.
Hectre creates leading edge, easy to use orchard technologies that deliver value to growers and packers, whether they be small family owned businesses or large scale enterprises. From harvest management, quality control, fruit sizing technology, pest control, workforce and task management, to payroll and data analysis, they make technology work for their customers, reducing time and product wastage, improving productivity and profitability.
Streamline Harvest Management
Reduce Time Spent On Timesheets and Payroll
Increase Your Packout Rates
See All Your Orchard Jobs In One Place
PRE HARVEST: Gain crop size data for harvest forecasting and early sales
POST HARVEST: Improve the pick and make better packhouse and sales decisions
PickTrace makes it easy to track time and productivity, enabling you and your team to feel confidence in your payroll compliance, access real-time labor costing, and make informed decisions.
The timekeeping solution that saves you time.
One place to keep track of your entire team.
Informed decision making from anywhere.
Expedited Payroll Calculations & Compliance.
Wilbur Ellis work's alongside you to generate better solutions in key areas, including water management, resistance management, soil health, organic, sustainability and profitability. No matter your crop challenge, they have the products and expertise to help you overcome it. They don’t just sell the products. They help put them to work. Using innovative products and services, their agronomists work side-by-side with growers to maximize your return on investment. Working with Wilbur Ellis helps you know your fields and orchards are getting exactly what they need. Their solutions and services help you get the job done right.
Over the last half a century Chamberlin Agriculture has built a reputation as a family-owned distributor dedicated to supporting growers with smart, practical and proven expertise. What began as a small retailer now provides customers throughout the Northwest with a full range of agricultural products and services to optimize sustainable and quality fruit production.
Crop Nutrition- Maintaining well-balanced soil is a first line of defense against pests, minimizing the need for direct treatment strategies and unnecessary product application. They provide extensive soil and tissue testing and analysis to inform development of the most effective crop nutrition programs. Custom blends of soil and plant nutrients are offered to accommodate site and crop specific needs.
Crop Protection- Their products not only control pests, disease and increase yield potential, they protect your largest asset—your crops. Chamberlin Ag offers a comprehensive line of safe and effective agricultural products (both organic and conventional) to safeguard and maintain plant health in all stages of development
Packaging- They provide agricultural packaging and orchard equipment at farm-friendly prices in the sizes and quantities you need. Their experienced staff will help you fulfill any custom or special orders.
Nutrien Ag Solutions provides a comprehensive lineup of best-in-class seed as well as proven crop protection and nutritional products you know and trust — in stock and ready for delivery. Along with their products, you also have the advantage of working with your local crop consultant and agronomist for custom recommendations to help you lead the field this season and beyond.
Seeds and Seed Treatment- Choose from their extensive portfolio of top seed products tested and proven to produce the high-quality yield you want for your specific region and growing conditions.
Fertilizers and Nutritional's- As the leaders in plant nutrition, they carry the proven products that work harder to help maximize yield potential and boost the profitability of every acre.
Herbicides, Insecticides + Fungicides- Protect your crops from diseases, weeds and pests. Nutrien Ag Solutions offers trusted products to help manage and control issues that can eat into your profits.
Planning, Purchasing and Management Tools- Securely manage your farming operation with integrated online tools that keep you connected to your crop consultant and agronomist.
Autonomous Sprayers, increasing efficiency, precision, and safety — to better feed a growing world. GUSS keeps modern ag businesses moving — row after row, field after field, day or night.
A solution to labor challenges- A single employee can operate up to eight GUSS sprayers at a time from the comfort and safety of a pickup truck using a laptop computer.
Increase efficiency- Spray orchards more quickly and consistently, using fewer resources and reducing costs by eliminating operator error and downtime.
Ultimate precision- Precisely control application rates and sprayer speeds across entire fields and in variable terrain with GUSS adjustable software parameters.
Enhance safety- GUSS eliminates the chance for operators to be exposed to the materials being applied and reduces the need for personal protective equipment, shade, potable water, etc.
Precision Spraying Add-on Kits Using State-Of-The-Art Technology To Improve Equipment Efficiency. With the precise and easy-to-use Smart-Apply® Intelligent Spray Control System™ add-on kit for air blast sprayers, you’ll use fewer chemicals with better control and reliability for maximum profitability.
GROW WITH CUTTING EDGE TECHNOLOGY- With Smart-Apply’s USDA-based, easy-to-use, density-based sprayer technology, you’ll cut your pesticide use by more than half, with less waste and higher yields than conventional sprayers, giving you maximum ROI and the confidence that you’re making the best use of your resources. Smart-Apply works with most any side air blast sprayer, so you can be confident it will be compatible with your existing system.
SUSTAIN THE ENVIRONMENT AND YOUR BUSINESS- Today’s consumer cares about the environment. With Smart-Apply’s precise application, you’ll eliminate pesticide drift to neighboring plants, reducing groundwater contamination and preserving ecosystems. Smart-Apply also helps you maximize the health and longevity of your orchards by minimizing pesticide root damage due to overspraying.
HAVE CONFIDENCE THAT YOU'VE MADE THE SMART CHOICE- You can’t afford downtime. You need a reliable system that’s created with the industry’s best components. With the Smart-Apply Intelligent Spray Control System add-on kit for air blast sprayers, you’ll know your crops are protected, now, and in the future.
Soil Tech Wireless
Inspired to overcome the gaps and challenges in a crop’s production cycle, Soiltech was founded in 2017 to help farmers improve crop production by providing real-time insights through wireless monitoring.
Taking a grassroots approach to innovation, Soiltech worked hand-in-hand with growers, agriculture scientists, and industry researchers to make sure its technology solution was addressing real pain points, as well as being simple-to-use, affordable and of high-value for all farmers. Thus, the Soiltech solution evolved into a multifunctional device with features that provided value across an entire crop production cycle (growth, harvest, transport, storage).
Originally conceived on potato farms in Idaho, Soiltech’s Solution is now used across a wide variety of crops around the world. From its unique wireless sensor design that travels with a crop from soil to storage, to its expansive cloud platform and services for turning data into actionable insights, Soiltech and its clients continue to uncover new use cases and value creation almost daily.