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Every plant has a story.


Development of sensor
technology and its




Late-frost is one of the biggest threats in agriculture and currently
our main focus area

Gathering data

Gathering data
from inside
the plants

Methods for reducing
climate-induced crop failures

Climate change in Europe has brought a number of observable changes in nature. Crops sprout earlier, suffer considerable damage from various weather extremes and have to contend with such new climate phenomena as late frosts, for example. Adding to the problem is a boost in the number and kinds of pests beyond those we were already familiar with. These changes in the weather and in the animal and plant world have caused an increase in crop failures. We help minimise crop losses by monitoring microclimatic conditions in micro-regions such as vineyards and orchards.
We use LoRa-WAN and LTE-M sensors to create location-specific climate diagrams that serve as a basis for our forecasting calculations. We meticulously record the measured values (temperature, humidity, soil moisture, wind speed, etc.), interpret them and visualise them graphically using a specially developed software. Since 2019, we been working with researchers at the Austrian Federal Office of Viticulture and Pomology (HBLA Bundesamt für Wein- und Obstbau) to gather data from the plants themselves using specially developed sensors. This, combined with data from both the microclimate and the plant itself, allows us to create a precise digital image that helps us manage changes in our region in the best possible way. Advantages include the ability to predict late frosts in good time, to optimise irrigation and protect plants from weather extremes.

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