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Farmonaut Envisions to Empower Farmers with Its Cutting-Edge Technology to Maximize Yield

The challenge of agriculture in India is to get support and education for the right crop as per the weather conditions. Remote sensing technology provides data that mitigate challenges cost-effectively.

Kritika Madhukar
Farmonaut provided flawless data with interoperability that became a game-changer for the organizations.
Farmonaut provided flawless data with interoperability that became a game-changer for the organizations.

Farmonaut ( https://farmonaut.com) is a vision seen in 2018 to bridge the technological gap between the farmers and their outputs. Farmonaut is using geospatial technology to help farmers cut down on the investment on farm inputs, and enabling them to increase the yield. It also offers a satellite-based crop health monitoring system to farmers and agricultural companies to map and monitor thousands and lakhs of farmers’ fields.

As per data, Farmonaut has already mapped 100,000+ farmers and a million+ hectares of farmland worldwide.

Ankur Omar, CEO, and founder of Farmonaut, said Geotagging of farmer’s field has become easy, fast and more streamlined. There is an ecosystem of interconnected apps which enables our clients to perform multiple tasks like monitoring data, managing it without going to fields, and accessing the data from anywhere across the world.

During Covid 19, Farmonaut provided flawless data with interoperability that became a game-changer for the organizations that have bigger pieces of land with huge numbers.” 

He added, “When flawless data is provided, it helps the organizations to perform farm-level actions in advance. Several organizations are using this technology. We welcome more to be on board across the world.” 

The challenge of agriculture in India is to get support and education for the right crop as per the weather conditions. Remote sensing technology provides data that mitigate challenges cost-effectively.

“We provide support and data to our clients cost-effectively. Indian farmers spend Rs. 42,000 per year on each hectare of land suitable for growing crops. If a farmer uses highly processed remote sensing data results, 30% of the expense on chemicals, insecticides, pesticides, and plant growth regulators can be saved.” said Akash Omar, co-founder of Farmonaut.

Aakash Omar added, “We provide updated data, every 2 to 5 days with the resolution of 10m.

What data Farmonaut provides, let us figure out in detail

Android App: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.farmonaut.android

Crop Health – Monitoring crop health using remote-sensing technology is a game-changer when it comes to production. Using remote sensing data, a farmer can identify underperforming crops. Farmonaut provides support to farmers to take out underperforming crops. The organization provides farmers’ education for better crop yielding. Expert advice raises farmers’ education that helps them at every step to achieve profit. 

Evapotranspiration – Remote sensing technology also brings data to farmers where water is highly required for the crops. It also provides data for excess water in a field. 

Monitoring evapotranspiration is an important task as it identifies the location from where water is getting lost into the atmosphere at a higher rate. 

Radar data – A client can question what if there are clouds in the sky, how do we get data of our field then? 

To answer this question, Farmonaut also provides radar data that works even in extremely cloudy conditions. Organizations rely on Farmanout as it provides flawless data in harsh atmospheric conditions.

Digital Elevation Model – Through DEM data, one can identify the locations on the farm which are on lower terrain and can get flooded during heavy rainfall or if high irrigation is given. Proper water passages or temporary motors can be installed at such locations to prevent flooding of water during unfavorable conditions.

 

Colorblind visualization – Farmonaut understands that a farmer’s productivity is our utmost priority. The organization treats all its farmers with respect. Farmonaut also provides color-neutral satellite data specifically for color-blind users.  

Water Stress – Water stress is a key factor in the growth of crops. The app identifies the location where the water stress is low and provides that data to the farmer by which water circulation can be managed effectively. 

Soil Moisture Identification – Breaking some barriers ahead, the app Farmonaut also provides services in the identification of soil moisture. It provides data to the farmer where the moisture of the soil is low.

Soil Organic Carbon – If the organic carbon level of the soil is in check, fertilization can be done in a controlled way for better yielding. It also identifies the locations where the soil organic carbon level is low and high. Experts suggest farmers rotate the fertilizers for a better outcome.

Weather Forecast – Conducive weather conditions are an essential part of the growth of crops. Weather is an uncontrollable phenomenon. However, damage to crops can be mitigated if the user knows the forthcoming situation. Farmonaut provides upcoming weather conditions so that farmers can prepare themselves accordingly.

These services are being used by individual farmers as well as agricultural organizations.
These services are being used by individual farmers as well as agricultural organizations.

All the above-mentioned services are being used by individual farmers as well as agricultural organizations.  Several agribusinesses have partnered with Farmonaut to avail satellite-based data for their farmers.

Some big names, who are the prominent clients of Farmonaut, are Godrej Agrovet, Coromandel International, Troforte Innovations Australia, Textile Technologies Group, Uzbekistan, Fashion for biodiversity, Germany, LINX Ag Nigeria, ZR3i.com Egypt, Mulpuri Poultries, The Soybean Processors Association of India and many more!

In India, very few organizations are putting efforts to change the face of agriculture using advanced technology. Farmonaut is one of them by taking baby steps and empowering farmers with technology.

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