AxoMap is a patent pending remote sensing application that is able to identify potato tubers during harvesting. In a nutshell, It provides tech and big data solutions for potato growers and harvesters. Founder, Keith Geary, has been an Incubyte member since November 2017 and active on the agritech circuit for much, much longer!
We last mentioned AxoMap in a Agritech blog (view here) where Keith was busy exhibiting at Potato Europe and knuckling down into various commercial trials and research projects. Fast forward a couple of months and there has been some productive progress made by Keith which we’re able to share with you.
Projects & research
What makes AxoMap a unique proposition for potato farmers is the amount of raw data collected which is processed into meaningful data, in a visual way.
From May to September, AxoMap carried out repeated surveys and then digging potato tuber samples in October for AHDB’s Crop Storage Research Centre. The intake results are expected by December and then again in April and May 2019.
Next summer 2019, there could be some further trials with fresh bagged potato growers.
In AxoMap’s case, Keith is now at the stage where he is able to prove his technology to investors and commercialise it.
“AxoMap is at an exciting stage now whereby Keith can prove the software delivers impactful data for potato farmers and processors. Agriculture is cyclical by nature, so it’s been a long but interesting journey of development and it’s great to see that investment of time, technology and expertise proving itself.” – Rob Precious, Founder of Incubyte
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