The precision farming service comprises crop and livestock monitoring services, aiming to improve the efficiency of farms in tasks such as targeted crop spraying with fertiliser or pesticides, and monitoring the location and health of livestock. In addition, Precision Decisions are currently monitoring the whole growing season through to harvest in order to measure productivity gains.
To date, thousands of images have been captured by Blue Bear and are being processed by algorithms to produce reports for farmers e.g. showing high density of weeds, allowing them to spray the field more efficiently.
The livestock monitoring use case is being developed using a Single Shot Multibox Detector (SSD) algorithm in order to count and locate livestock, saving farmers’ time and money.