TEL AVIV, Israel – Precision agriculture company Taranis announced this week the launch of its updated, insights-centered platform, while also announcing an expansion of its fleet to over one hundred manned aircraft and autonomous drones.
The company develops a platform for aerial imagery insights for agriculture, utilizing deep-learning technology combined with high-speed unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) and manned aircraft to enable farmers to predict and prevent threats to more than 20 million acres of crops on a granular level, such as identifying an actual type of insect on a singular leaf.
Food production needs more insights
“There is an enormous demand among farmers, and even leading agriculture retailers, for new technologies that can help streamline and improve the food production process,” said Ofir Schlam, CEO of Taranis. “But those technologies can be complex to understand, and even harder to use. We hope that by bringing all of Taranis’ easy-to-use products and offerings under one roof, we can provide farmers with a better way to monitor their fields, allowing them to make informed decisions and act on them quickly.”
With food production needing to grow 70% by 2050 to feed the world’s growing population, these insights will help farmers better manage their crops around seed emergence, and monitor weeds, insect damage, and nutrition deficiency.
The solution merges the analytics provided by its current platform, with the capabilities of Mavryx’s aerial imagery platform (acquired by Taranis in 2018). This includes insights from Taranis’ AI2 (sub-millimeter imagery samples) and UHR (high-resolution full-field imagery to recognize problematic zones), combined with other industry-standard technologies like satellite images and weather forecasts.
The company says that their updated platform will present farmers with clear, summarized insights in real-time, enabling them to make quick decisions, reducing the need for them to dig through layers of extraneous information.
The company’s enhanced platform is streamlined for the hierarchy and workflow of the farming retail chain and will seamlessly integrate with Taranis’ partner companies, such as John Deere and Veris.