Riga-based agtech startup Green growth has provided $ 200,000 in investment before charging from New Scandinavian endeavors. A combination of software / hardware, Green Growth’s agricultural analysis solution provides farmers with detailed yield maps, which ultimately stimulates efforts to optimize crop production. The new tools will allow the startup to further develop products and cultivate new ground in the marketing and sales departments.
Somewhat in line with what London’s Gardin is doing with its optical sensor technology, albeit plant-by-plant, Green Growth uses hardware and software to push the boundaries of optimized farming practices.
According to the launch, the hardware component of their solution can be mounted on any combine and uses optical sensors to measure and analyze what is harvested. Combining this information with a GPS antenna and output leads to a heat map of which areas of a plot perform well and which do not.
Going one step further, through the company’s own algorithms, farmers get useful ideas by reducing the use of fertilizers by 10 percent in one part of their fields, for example, to get the best use of land.
“Monitoring of yield is simply essential as an absolute indicator of farm efficiency. That is why it is so important to have accurate and timely information on the productivity of land per square meter of agricultural land. We see our mission as bringing the best cutting-edge technology to the agricultural sector, ”explained the CEO and co-founder Alfiya Kayumova. “This will ensure that farmers can use less raw materials while generating more produce, with the added benefit of respecting long-term soil management and future generations of farmers.