Aurea Imaging, a crop intelligence provider for fruit growers, has launched TMS TreeScout, a fully integrated tractor-mounted sensor for precision orchard management.
Powered by AI and 3D computer vision, TMS (tractor mounted sensor) TreeScout helps farmers with tasks including tree scanning, blossom mapping and vigour scoring of trees. It enables them to increase fruit tree yields, boost revenues, lower input costs, reduce labour expenses, and safeguard the environment.
The company states that AI-powered TMS TreeScout is the first high-precision farming solution that gives fruit growers complete control over data collection, analysis and execution without the need of external services or third parties to help manage it. “TreeScout works seamlessly with all major root pruners, sprayers and data platforms, enabling farmers to give each tree what it requires to thrive, while also saving on water, fertilizer and labour expenses.”
Mounted on the grower's tractor, TreeScout contains a high-definition 3D computer vision system and edge computing processing capacity that integrates with existing RTK-GPS equipment. The TMS TreeScout scans the trees in high definition while driving through the orchard, spraying, spreading or mowing, and then collects and uploads data to the cloud. Once the data is analyzed, farmers receive prescription maps with insights on individual trees, which enables growers to provide every tree with tailored care.
"We are on a mission to unlock the potential of every fruit tree," said Bert Rijk, CEO and founder of Aurea Imaging. "The TMS TreeScout reinvents orchard management and ensures farmers finally have a precision orchard solution that gives them full control of their orchards to maximize profits. Fruit growers who use TMS TreeScout will ultimately work more efficiently, reduce costs and time, and increase yield and productivity."
Photo: Mounted on the grower's tractor, TreeScout contains a high-definition 3D computer vision system and edge computing processing capacity that integrates with existing RTK-GPS equipment.
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