CENTENNIAL, CO - Semios and Arrow Electronics have collaborated on an innovative and sustainable crop management solution that helps growers of tree fruits and tree nuts reduce their use of harmful agricultural pesticide practices.
Semios’ variable-rate, pheromone-based pest management system leverages an insects’ own natural communication methods to prevent damage to fruit crops. The internet of things (IoT) solution includes a network of nodes deployed across a crop—including remotely controlled pheromone dispensers and camera-enabled pest traps, on-field weather stations and other data sensors all wirelessly connected to a central, solar-powered gateway. When activated, the gateway provides raw data to a cloud database, where it is stored, analyzed, and provided to farmers on their mobile devices.
Using Semios’ predictive analytics, fruit and nut growers can make improved, proactive crop management decisions to reduce risk, improve quality and enhance yields.
In field trials and large commercial deployments, the Semios system demonstrated pest management on par or better than treatments based solely on chemical pesticides. In addition, the system reduces dependency on chemical spraying, lowering its potentially harmful effects on soil, air and water.
Semios collaborated with global technology-solutions provider Arrow from the product-development stage of its sustainable pest-management system. The two companies continue to work together on developing additional sustainable, cost-effective turnkey agricultural technologies.
“Arrow has proven to be more than just a supplier of electronic components,” said Dr. Michael Gilbert, founder and CEO of Semios. “With their product development expertise and broad logistics network, Arrow is helping Semios deliver our sustainable crop management solutions to farmers and growers around the world.”
Founded in 2010, Semios is a precision farming technology company dedicated to reducing and mitigating crop risks for growers of tree fruits and tree nuts. We leverage our proprietary, internet of things (IoT) wireless network and big data analytics to help farmers manage insect pests, disease, weather and irrigation. We improve sustainability by reducing the crop management inputs, including toxic pesticides, and we increase the profitability with bigger harvests at higher grades. Semios provides comprehensive in-field installation, service and support to enable growers to maximize results from the adoption of our system.
About Arrow Electronics
Arrow Electronics is a global provider of products, services and solutions to industrial and commercial users of electronic components and enterprise computing solutions. Arrow serves as a supply channel partner for more than 125,000 original equipment manufacturers, contract manufacturers and commercial customers through a global network of more than 465 locations serving over 90 countries. Learn more at www.fiveyearsout.com.
Source: 3BL Media