Agtech Startup’s Digital Sensor Wins Acclaim for its Revolutionary Insect Surveillance Sensor & Classification Algorithm
FarmSense is proud to announce its place in the 2020 Entrepreneurship World Cup (EWC) Top 100. The innovative startup was selected from more than 150,000 entrepreneurs in 198 countries.
The FarmSense monitoring system automates insect monitoring and classification, providing real-time results that can help farmers lower pesticide and insecticide use. The sensor comes in a variety of sizes, and the algorithm can be adjusted depending on what insects a farmer needs to monitor.
This technology also represents a significant leap for the field of entomology, which has been using the same classification method – sticky traps- for the past 50 years. These traps require visual classification and counting, which is time and labor intensive for both entomologists and farmers. With FarmSense’s real-time monitoring, sticky traps aren’t needed and insects are classified in real-time, providing faster information with greater accuracy.
To date, FarmSense has earned more than $7.5 million in funding. The company has also won several academic awards and grants for its innovative technology, including the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Award, the Vodafone Wireless Innovation Award, and multiple National Science Foundation Awards. Most recently the company was awarded three SBIR awards to commercialize their technology.
About FarmSense: Founded in 2016, FarmSense helps farmers simplify pest management and take the guesswork out of insect monitoring. The company’s patented technology provides real-time insect counts and classifications through a smart field sensor that connects wirelessly to the cloud.