Semios Named “Precision Agriculture Solution of the Year”
Annual Awards Program Recognizes Innovation in Agricultural & Food Technologies Around the Globe
VANCOUVER, British Columbia, August 25, 2022 – Semios, the leading precision-farming platform for permanent crops, today announced it’s been selected as “Precision Agriculture Solution of the Year.” The recognition comes from the 2022 AgTech Breakthrough Awards conducted by AgTech Breakthrough — the leading market intelligence organization recognizes the top companies, technologies and products in the global agricultural and food technology markets..
“We’re honored to receive this award from AgTech Breakthrough. Instead of burying growers under meaningless data, we can empower them with the right data – at the right time – for the best outcome,” said Dr. Michael Gilbert, CEO of Semios. “Our configurable suite of agtech solutions has been developed in collaboration with growers, to help them overcome many of their daily crop management challenges. Every region and crop is different, each coming with its own unique set of challenges. This is why we conduct our research directly in the regions we serve to bring relevant solutions tailored to the needs of farmers and solve some of agriculture’s most pressing problems.”
The “all-in-one crop management platform” from Semios offers easily configured tools farmers need to produce their best crop with just one login. The forecast models driven by in-canopy data makes sure farmers are able to intervene at the right time to get the best result.
Key features include:
- Integrated Pest Management, which measures per-acre in-canopy climate. Semios is then able to customize a mating disruption program based on unique pest behavior. Popular features include automated camera traps and spray-timing tools.
- With Semios Weather Monitoring, growers are able to understand the climate conditions faced by crops - no matter the season. This aids in taking the correct preventative and corrective measures for the best results. Features include In-canopy climate tracking, weather forecasts, frost monitoring and wind machine control, and automated alerts.
- Semios Water Management helps growers make the most out of limited resources while keeping plants in the best condition for optimal results. The platform includes irrigation planning, soil moisture tracking, plant stress monitoring, and more.
- Meanwhile, the Semios Scouting Tool helps to save time scouting and staying on top of crop risk, while easily sharing observations among the entire team. Additionally, with the Reporting Tool, reporting related friction on a farm can be reduced via automatic record keeping that’s always updated and secure.
With the Semios platform, data insights are transformed into useful models, visualizations, and alerts to help guide crop management decisions and enable teams to respond quickly at critical moments. Lastly, Semios also provides both installation, maintenance, monitoring, and training in the field.
“In the age of Smart Farms, growers are inundated with large amounts of data. Translating site-specific crop data into easy-to-use insights is no easy task," said Bryan Vaughn, Managing Director, AgTech Breakthrough. “Not every agricultural professional or grower can afford an entire team of data scientists. With Semios, growers can leverage the power of their entire Data Science and Ag Insights Teams— their platform is essential to breaking down data to transform crops. Congratulations, once again this year.”
Semios has won two previous AgTech Breakthrough awards in 2022 and 2020 for “Pest Management Solution of the Year” and “Overall Sensor Solution of the Year,” respectively.
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 1,600 nominations from over 15 different countries throughout the world.
Founded in 2010, Vancouver-based Semios offers Precision Agriculture as a Service™ that includes real-time crop data and pest management tools for growers of tree fruit, nuts and other permanent crops. Leveraging a network of sensors that provide more than 500M data points measuring climate, soil moisture, insect and disease activity daily, we apply big data analytics and machine learning to reduce and mitigate crop risks for growers. 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 growers 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, FoodTech, automation, IoT and robotics, FoodTech, analytics and more. For more information visit AgTechBreakthrough.com.