Semios Named “Overall Smart Irrigation Company Of The Year” By AgTech Breakthrough
Annual Awards Program Recognizes Innovation in Agricultural & Food Technologies Around the Globe
VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Sept. 26, 2023 – Semios Technologies Inc. today announced it has been selected as the winner of the “Overall Smart Irrigation Company Of The Year” award in the 4th annual AgTech Breakthrough Awards program conducted by AgTech Breakthrough, a leading market intelligence organization that recognizes the top companies, technologies and products in the global agricultural and food technology markets today.
Semios' all-in-one crop management platform provides tools for growers to optimize irrigation management and produce the best crop possible. The full service solution can include everything from installation to maintenance and automatic probe calibration throughout the entire season. The solutions’ tools are used to plan, execute, and monitor weekly irrigation schedules in one dashboard with all the key measures needed for optimal water management, even when resources are scarce.
Growers can automatically calculate daily water balance with the irrigation management dashboard which tracks weather, crop water requirements, precipitation, on-site evapotranspiration, and applied water. Users can also schedule ahead and share irrigation plans with their teams. The platform makes it simple to track water usage and automate irrigation control with flow meters, flow meter monitoring, and remote pump and valve control integrations.
Semios uses data taken from in-canopy sensors to provide an accurate measure of what’s happening in field settings. This includes granular insights for temperature, humidity, and evapotranspiration at a per-acre level. In addition, the company’s new Infiltration Map shows how water moves through soil after each irrigation event.
Growers also rely on Semios to optimize fertigation plans. With tools for soil moisture content monitoring, relative soil salinity tracking, evapotranspiration monitoring, forecasting, as well as fruit size tracking and forecasting, growers can draw on multiple sources of data to put the best plan in place.
“Being able to draw from a diverse data set of climatic, plant health, water status, and irrigation data means you get a fulsome view of how they all factor into the variability in water demand and its impact on crop yield and quality. We’re thankful to AgTech Breakthrough for understanding the breakthrough that this is,” said Chris Loge, Semios Chief Product Officer. “Our products come from working with our growers to understand their use cases and put them into action. With several exciting products in development and research underway, we're excited to see where these tools go over the next few months.”
The mission of the annual AgTech Breakthrough Awards program is to conduct the industry’s most comprehensive analysis and evaluation of agricultural and food technology categories, including Internet-of-Things (IoT) and Artificial Intelligence (AI) based agricultural technologies, farm management, indoor farming, food quality, data analytics and many more. This year's program attracted more than 1,750 nominations from over 15 different countries throughout the world.
“With Semios, our ‘Overall Smart Irrigation Company of the Year,’ growers benefit from the most accurate remote monitoring in the industry. Rather than relying on weather stations or scattered sources, growers have the data they need to make important irrigation decisions with confidence and see their plan being executed properly,” said Bryan Vaughn, Managing Director, AgTech Breakthrough. “At the end of the day, it's all about combining disparate sources of data into one view so growers can access better data for better decisions. The Semios platform is an essential foundation for farm management and crop production activities.”
Founded in 2010, Vancouver-based Semios offers Precision Agriculture as a Service™ that includes real-time crop data and pest management tools for ag professionals. Leveraging a network of sensors that provide more than 500M data points measuring climate, water, insect and disease activity daily, we apply big data analytics and machine learning to reduce and mitigate crop risks and automate daily activities. Semios has been named to the Global Cleantech 100, an annual list of the 100 most innovative cleantech companies globally, and the Thrive Top 50, list of the 50 leading global AgTech companies. Semios continues to grow its crop management platform by partnering with other leading decision-aid farming solutions and recently acquired Agworld, Altrac and Centricity to deliver more value to ag professionals under one login. Learn more about Semios at www.semios.com.
About AgTech Breakthrough
Part of Tech Breakthrough, a leading market intelligence and recognition platform for global technology innovation and leadership, the AgTech Breakthrough Awards program is devoted to honoring excellence in agricultural & food technologies, services, companies and products around the world. The AgTech Breakthrough Awards program provides a forum for public recognition around the achievements of AgTech companies and solutions in categories including farm management, indoor farming, IoT and robotics, FoodTech, analytics and more. For more information visit AgTechBreakthrough.com.