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Why Proofminder

Why we’ve created Proofminder and why we believe it will change the Agroindustry

If not now, when?

Each year, plant diseases cost the global economy around $220 billion and invasive insects around US$70 billion. Yield losses in crops due to weeds depend on several factors such as weed emergence time, weed density, type of weeds, and crops, etc. Left uncontrolled, weeds can result in 100% yield loss. Add here other Agroindustry problems such as labor shortage and lack of experts, fertilizer overdosing leading to environmental problems and wasted budgets, and a high level of uncertainty in harvest forecasting due to climate change and soil degradation, and you will see the many ways the industry could improve.

Agribusinesses are losing a significant part of their revenue while the world is pressing them to build a reliable and self-sufficient food-production system. Working for quite a while with agribusinesses and data we deeply understand how hard it is to make the right decisions, even when you have tons of information – the insights on the data are not always actionable; impact is not measurable and cannot be deployed at scale.   

To address these challenges, growers are now integrating precision agriculture solutions into their processes (e.g., to forecast yielderadicate weeds, and monitor crop health). But mainstream precision agriculture concentrates on fields and zoning, mainly based on satellite imagery and cannot address many agriculture challenges. As an example, current solutions for precision farming like digital scouting or NDVI provide inefficient or lowquality data, that are hard to interpret or not sufficient to make wise agronomic decisions.   

We are changing the game

Proofminder brings precision agriculture to the next level by enabling growers to deploy Agro-specific AI models into their processes with the click of a button. The quick innovation cycle allows the creation of new use cases in days, e.g. hyper-precise plant stand count and distancing, weed detection, missed tassel identification in hybrid seed production, wildlife damage and more. Proofminder makes it possible to seamlessly implement complex AI-powered precision agriculture solutions into a farm or food production company of any size. Our independent, powerful, affordable ecosystem aims to radically increase the effectiveness of individuals, products, and organizations across the Agroindustry. 

Proofminder extracts insights from drone images by AI to provide growers with valuable information about every cm2 of field across the season. 

We make it dramatically easy to start using AI without any technical knowledge, collaborate with other market players, exchange data, get actionable insights from the visual data and transform them into valuable determining actions. 

Who Can Benefit From It?

Growers. Field crop and seed producers, vegetable and root growers, tree and orchard farm managers now can implement our Agro-specific AI models into their processes with the click of a button. Proofminder repository is holding AI solutions that are solving specific challenges for growers that require leaf-level imaging data and AI to work: e.g., weed detection at scale, missed tassel identification in hybrid corn production, wildlife damage and more. Some AI Solutions are available to growers right away to show the real impact, and we are open to new ideas and developing new use cases each week, thanks to our quick innovation cycle. Growers can deploy those AI models to their production processes without any technical knowledge. The output of the AI models shows on an interactive map in a friendly user interface.  

Drone service providers & Agro equipment manufacturers. Our platform helps with core pain points – it helps to find new clients and extend the services, increase the product capabilities and its life-cycle and show the real value and necessity of having a drone or other Agro equipment on the farm these days. For instance, we are partnering with drone service providers and have a partnership program for individual drone pilots and companies.

We are providing a scalable cloud solution to handle the required data volume.

Other Agroindustry players. We make it easy and seamless to gather precise agriculture data on the platform, process, share and realize value on it in a bi-directional fashion between growers and agroindustry players without lock-in to any large player’s ecosystem. The ability to collaborate around this data could be useful for Agri-Insurance or financial organizations, government needs and more.  

What’s next?

Our ecosystem is growing fast, new industry players, innovators, drone service providers and growers from all over the globe join our platform every day to increase revenue, scale their expertise and get the most ROI on every hectare.   

Contact us to learn more and let’s drive positive changes in the Agroindustry together.

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