Using Artificial Intelligence to grow avocados in South Africa
Using Artificial Intelligence to grow avocados
in South Africa
2 February 2021 | The South African
Using AI to grow avocados in South Africa
SupPlant, a precision agriculture hardware-software solution is an Israeli technology that
has expertise in sensing plant stress.
They have converted this expertise into a system that uses agronomic algorithms, sensors,
artificial intelligence, big data and cloud-based technology in order to achieve these goals.
They have developed a data model using predictive algorithms based on analyzing 100M
avocado data points.
The sensors, which measure the stress of the plant, are placed in five locations of the plant
(deep soil, shallow soil, stem/trunk, leaf, avocado) and monitor plant and fruit growth patterns.
The actual water content in the soil and plant health data. In addition to this data, SupPlant
monitors real-time and forecasted climatic data and forecasted plant growth patterns.
All this info is uploaded every 30 minutes to an algorithm in the cloud that provides farmers
with precise irrigation recommendations based on the integration of all this data.