Called LeafSense, the monitoring technology can be fitted to agricultural machinery such as tractors to scan plants and fruit in real time, using artificial intelligence and high-resolution images. The goal is to map the productivity and health of orchards, adding geo-referenced indications via an easy-to-use dashboard. The tool is already available for orange, coffee, grape and apple crops.
Since 2020, the technology has been tested on 14 citrus farms of more than 70 hectares each, totaling approximately 1,000 hectares and 4 million trees monitored.
According to Fabio Terracini, CEO of Adroit Robotics, these test procedures were necessary to understand the needs of producers. “We intend to accelerate knowledge adoption and help rural producers get the most out of their orchards, leveraging their profits in a meaningful way,” Terracini said.