PlantCT™ System provides a reliable prognosis about plant disease and pest infestation so daily routines in crop production are made easier.
Every plant species is a subject to disease.
The occurrence and prevalence of plant diseases vary from season to season, depending on the
- presence of the pathogen,
- environmental conditions
- the crops and varieties grown.
Cultivated plants are more susceptible to disease and many valuable crop and ornamental plants are very susceptible to them, and would have difficulty surviving in nature without human intervention. PlantCTTM system has a pest and a spore detector. These unique tools help to determine the number and the kind of pests and spores in a particular field in a given time interval. Leaf surfaces are monitored too. Firstly, these sensors help to identify the specific disease threat and secondly, they help you to apply the appropriate product at the correct time to be effective.
The PlantCTTM System is able to trap the airborne pathogen spores, determines the number of spores in the airspace and analyses what kind of pathogens will infect the plantation.
The PlantCTTM System has an automated spore trap. The warning system is able to alert growers to the disease risk in the concentration level of airborne pathogens – like downy mildew, powdery mildew, grey mould, etc. – in vineyards or orchards.
The knowledge of spore concentrations during the growing season is a useful tool for disease management, estimation of real infection risk, and helps growers to reduce the chemical application rate and frequency.
PlantCTTM System applys an AI based pest detection method.
The PlantCTTM scanner has fully-automated sensors for pest detection. Physical sensors are enhanced by state of the art artifical intelligence. The decision support system is capable of the following features:
- capture members of a specific insect species
- calculate their critical phenological stage
- determine when a chemical treatment is required.
For monitoring individual moth species the traps need to be baited with a commercially synthesized sex pheromone lure. A minimum of two installed traps are necessary on the southern side of an orchard or vineyard and additionally traps are needed on sites over 1o acres.
With the PlantCTTM system the users can follow simultaneously the growth of the BBCH, the flight curve and the number of captured insects per day. The system recognizes the type of insects and will help you to choose the most effective and environmentally friendly solution and spraying method
LEAF SURFACE SENSOR
The leaf sensor can check any lesions or symptoms, or even track the leaf in it’s developing stages.
The PlantCT™ system has a high resolution leaf surface camera that is able to observe any lesions or symptoms on the leaf surface and take macro photos.
The leaf surface sensor is a very handy tool for plant areas with a lot of variants and checks the current phenological state of a possible infection threat. The sensor creates small images which it sends to the PlantCT™ system’s backend server for further analysis.
The PlantCT™ System’s canopy camera lets you observe
- any mechanical injury on the foliage
- the phenological stages
- any nutrient and water deficiency.
This sensor type helps to survey any canopy injuries like hail, frost or wind damage.
The canopy sensor allows the user a broad view of the events around the PlantCT™ station. It can monitor
- the BBCH stages of the plants
- the development of the leaves
- the weather conditions
- the quality of the completed agro-technical operations.
The sensor creates small images which it sends to the PlantCT™ system’s backend server for further analysis.
Frost prediction & detection
PlantCT™ System monitors and minimizes frost & freeze damage in your plantation.
Reducing frost damage
Frost damage is a significant hazard to all crop producing plants in a temperate climate. The degree of damage depends on when, how quickly, and for how long, a critical minimum temperature is maintained. There are a number of frost types that can threaten a plantation: ground frost, screenfrost, hoarfrost, radiation frost and advection frost being the most significant.
Using the PlantCT™ to forecast minimum temperatures, and how they might change during the night, helps growers to decide if active frost protection measures are needed, or not. With perennial species, like grapevine and orchard trees, frost damage can have a detrimental impact on productivity over successive seasons.
Soil moisture and irrigation monitoring
PlantCT™ System supports you in making the best decision about irrigation, water usage and plant water stress.
Demand for water
PlantCT™ System helps you to create a balance between irrigation, water wastage and avoiding plant water stress.
As the impact of climate change intensifies the need to supplement rainfall with water irrigation increases. Good irrigation management is essential for not only water conservation, but also saving costs.
With the PlantCT system you can make sure you only irrigate your fields when it’s necessary while reducing the wastage of water and saving you money. Let us make your production more environmentally friendly and your plants healthier.
“Water Scarcity is a precious resource, crucial to realizing the Sustainable Development Goals” — Ban Ki-moon (Secretary-General of the United Nations)
The statistical analysis of environmental data, specifically temperature and rainfall, provides an estimation of the expected yield, quality, and quantity of any planted crops.
Variety, vineyard, and vintage...
Comprehensive analysis of the vintage and growing region using bioclimatic indexes – mainly in the grape growing areas, but also some parts of other regions and crops. The yearly statistical data set, based on measured air temperature and rain precipitation data, estimates the phenological development. A user can upload the test results of:
- the pre-harvest and post-harvested crops
- the analytical test
- phenological observations
- meteorological disasters (frost, hail, soil erosion).
Plant area and estate management
PlantCT™ can assist you in managing large estates with many planted areas.
THERE ARE NUMEROUS FACTORS WHICH CAN CAUSE YOU YIELD AND MONEY LOSS SO PROPER PLANT AREA AND ESTATE MANAGEMENT IS ESSENTIAL TO PREVENT THIS.
In the FieldBook app MapView you can indicate the plant areas belonging to your estates, and by monitoring these areas you can get a lot of useful information, for example GPS based weather prediction informs you as to where and when rain or frost is expected. With this data you’ll know when is the best time for spraying your fields, so saving you time, money and labour.
High precision Weather Prediction Specified by GPS Coordinates
The PlantCTTM has a highly sophisticated and advanced GPS-based weather forecast system, providing you with real operational support.
Weather variables in microclimates – such as temperature, precipitation, wind, barometric pressure or humidity – may be subtly different from the conditions prevailing over the area as a whole. As weather conditions can vary between plant areas, we are able to monitor them with real time weather forecast notifications. As weather forecast depend on accurate observations of the atmosphere surrounding the whole planet – and with there being a significant lack of ground-based meteorological stations – the PlantCT™ system’s highly sophisticated and advanced GPS-based weather forecasting can help you to fill this gap.
Thanks to the GPS inside the Station Module, it’s current location can be tracked, increasing the chances of catching a thief.
If someone steals your station module don't worry we have it tracked.
The Station Modules contain a sensitive acceleration-sensor to detect any unauthorised movement. If a station module is removed it is able to send it’s coordiantes to the central data processing server, where our operating team is informed about the theft in real time.
One food in three worldwide has depended on pollinators, especially bees, for it’s harvest.
Pollinator risk management
Several pesticides, especially insecticides, are presenting a high acute risk to honeybees and other pollinators. To ensure environmental health protection, particularly with respect to pollinators, we provide you with a worldwide pesticide database to filter out the ones that are most harmful to honeybees.
PlantCT™ System gives you an outstanding opportunity to peek behind the scenes
Sometimes you need to export a complicated selection of data. Sometimes you seek for deep connections among the measurements, observations or prediction data. Either way, scientific data analysis gives you the opportunity to deeply understand the hidden connection; whether you are a plant scientist crafting your Ph.D, or an expert farmer who protects several thousands of acres on two continents. By knowing the connections you can save money by spraying less and irrigating smarter. Instead of performing the whole analytical computation in one long step, the Progressive Data Analysis quickly generates estimates of the result, and updates them continuously to allow the analysis to:
- monitor the progress, usually with data visualization,
- steer the algorithms by interactively adjusting parameters,
- control the process (start, restart, stop, resume, etc).
If you are an expert, you need this information to make your plants more fertile. You can save more money by knowing the exactly what your plant needs and when it needs it. Keeping an eye on well-known issues or correlations you learned from the past helps to avoid future loss or other inconveniences.
Dive deeply into the analysis and make your plants more profitable by knowing more about them!
Worldwide Pesticide Database
PlantCT™ System contains the lists of country specific, authorised plant protection products. Helps you to choose the best solution for phytosanitary
Lists of Authorised Plant Protection Products
The country specific pesticide database contains the following attributes of plant protection products (PPPs):
- country, producer, chemical type, brand name and chemical form of PPPs,
- the active substances, the maximum individual dose, the maximum number of treatments, and the latest time of application,
- environmental, human health, pollinator and aquatic life hazard of the product,
- scientific and common name of target pests, diseases, weeds, and the authorization date of plant protection products.
What can you do to reduce your pesticide usage and costs?
In the Pesticide Database menu element the grower can choose the plant protection product which they can use for the chemical application. The UI render all parameter of earlier applied PPPs. Gives support to choose the best solution on a given phytosanitary problem and reduces pest resistance and costs of plant protection management.
The Financial Analysis is a PlantCT™ application which can help you to make financial decisions and create a cost and income summary.
Mobil access, anytime, anywhere
The PlantCT™ System is accessible with a standard web-browser by the customer, so each advanced mobile device (phones, PDAs, …) is also able to provide a fully-functional interface to communicate with the PlantCT™ System.
Checking your FieldBook has never been easier and more comfortable.
We know that smartphones have fundamentally changed almost every aspect of life and became an important part of it. That’s why we developed the app that makes it possible to check your field’s state even when you are away from your keyboard.
Customer installable accessoires
It’s easy-to-deploy. No IT or engineering skills requested.
Resulting from it’s modular design the customer is able to install each mechanical and sensorial component independently.
The PlantCT™ systems’s Station Module is the central component of the deployed wireless sensor network. The equipment is mounted in field and physically closed to the environmental sensors.This unit is responsible for periodically uploading the measurement data collected from the different wired and wireless sensors to the backend server.
Installation depends on how the equipment was transported to you. QuantisLabs Ltd. have a resident engineers who can install for you willingly, but you can do it yourself. The installation documentation for the PlantCT™ System gives very detailed and comprehensive information about how you can do this.