Czech tech company and university develop smart plant monitoring and protection system

A new project called Berabot emerged from a cooperation of tech group NWT and Tomas Bata University in Zlin, Czech Republic. A third important team member is the biggest greenhouse farm of the Czech Republic โ€“ Farma Bezdinek.

NWT has many years of experience in building production greenhouses as well as running them. Since they also are deeply involved in IT business, they saw an opportunity for cooperation internally on one of the most crucial risk factors in production greenhouses โ€“ pests and diseases โ€“ as well as to help properly plan market approach by accurate yield prediction for a period of 14 days.

To control this is a complicated issue, and to come with real technological advantage, NWT teamed up with Tomas Bata University in Zlin and their Department of Informatics and Artificial Intelligence.

Together, they gained the necessary funding from the Technology Agency of the Czech Republic for the Berabot project, and within the next 4 years, they are going to develop a smart plants monitoring system, which in practice can be used by any production greenhouse and save their owners both nerves and money spent when pests are not detected soon enough.

The system will be using advanced algorithms to additionally evaluate production capacity as well as offer agronomy to staff of production greenhouses with a VR set which can bring them to any detected danger within seconds and without time lost by traveling.

While the project remains in the early stages at this moment, it is anticipated to be finished within 4 years.

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