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Pixel Farm

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Pixel Farm maps within-paddock crop growth variability and provides data and analytics to support productivity and sustainability.

THEME

Food

WHAT IS IT?

Pixel Farm is a Smart M.App for precision agriculture (PA). PA uses various technologies to observe, measure and respond to within-paddock spatial data. Crop growth is rarely consistent across a paddock, variability in crop growth can be measured and managed using geo-referenced data and functionalities. Pixel Farm Smart M.App will help optimize the use of the resources used to grow food - seed, fertiliser, water, fuel and herbicide. Pixel Farm will minimize detrimental effects on the wider environment linked to nutrient runoff, erosion and salinity.

WHAT DOES IT DO?

The goal of Pixel Farm is to demonstrate that there is commercial value in data capture and analysis. Pixel Farm offers a central methodological framework called 'yield gap analysis' whereby users are able to set and monitor productivity benchmarks at within-paddock scales. The framework is delivered in three modules: 1) history and planning, 2) growing season and harvest, and 3) post-harvest analysis. Each module is supported by specific and defined data analytics (the Smart M.App functions).
Unique to Pixel Farm is the warehousing of spatial and decision data within a Bayesian Inference and Machine Learning mathematical model, which will enhance the statistical power of prediction models.

HOW DOES YOUR SMART M.APP SOLVE WORLD PROBLEMS?

The world’s population is estimated to reach nine billion by 2050. In order to feed the world we need to produce 70 percent more food with less fuel, land, fertilizer and water - a significant increase to today’s agricultural output with fewer inputs.
Productivity growth in agriculture has stagnated for decades. Digital technologies are key to unlocking the next wave of improvements.
Pixel Farm M.App harnesses the power of digital technologies to sustainably feed the world without compromising the planet.

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