Fermata is a data science company developing computer vision solutions
for both controlled environment agriculture and outdoor.
Our Croptimus™ platform watches your crop 24/7, detecting a wide range of pesky critters.
From powdery mildew to bud rot, mosaic and more, Croptimus™ finds them all... automatically!
Don't let a good plant go to waste! Increase your yield with Croptimus™ automated scouting.
Why waste your time finding problems when you can instead be solving them?
Wasting precious time on scouting? Croptimus™ stands watch over your crop, so you don't have to. Using advanced machine learning, our computer vision system finds pests and disease well in advance of human scouts — saving growers both time and money.
While Croptimus does indeed include 2D mapping of pest and disease incidents within your facility, it's often far easier to just take a look at the canopy yourself. Croptimus makes grower's lives easier by overlaying incident icons right on top of your crop. Simply click and drag to see a 360º view of your crop and click on the icons to drill down to see all the details — how cool is that?!
With Croptimus heat maps, you're never left wondering where the source of the problems lie. Track the spread of pests or disease over time and even discover where there may be problems with your growing area itself.
For just pennies per square foot, Croptimus™ automatically scouts for Aphids, Spider Mites, Thrips, Powdery Mildew, Bud Rot (Botrytis), Mosaic, nutrient issues, general plant health, and both mechanical and pest damage — with more pest and disease categories being added to the list all the time. We currently support leafy greens, tomato seedlings, strawberries, melons, roses and medicinal crops, while working to expand our coverage to include additional soft fruit and floriculture.
The benefit of using AI to detect these issues over human scouts is that it never gets tired, and actually improves over time instead of delivering poorer results due to fatigue. Similar to factories implementing computer vision as the new standard for quality control — saving both time due to increased production line speed, and money in retaining costly human resources — Croptimus™ dramatically reduces both scouting costs and crop losses, increasing the efficiency and profitability of your business.
As former head of R&D at Biobest in Israel, I’ve seen a lot of pest and disease solutions come and go, but Fermata’s has actually changed how I currently work as a crop consultant. Instead of wasting time identifying the source of the problem, now I can focus on mitigation, and actually finding the root causes — saving my clients both substantial time and money.
Early detection of incidents focuses the treatment area, increases our efficiency, and saves money. The system discovered pests and various plant anomalies numerous times before the IPM employee came in for their weekly examination. Fermata is the guardian angel of our farm!
R&D Manager, GreenKom
I had 5 or 6 guys in my scouting group that were constantly complaining: "my head hurts, my eyes hurt... this is ridiculous." So to get [scouting] on an A.I. schedule, was in my opinion, one of the smartest decisions you could have [made]. You guys are far ahead of the curve. I think that is genius.
Head Grower, High Grade AZ
Maintaining crop quality, consistency, and yield is very challenging when you aren’t growing in a controlled environment such as a greenhouse. And as you might imagine, manually scouting 3 acres for signs of pests and disease which affect all three of these factors is a very time-consuming, and error-prone task. That’s why when Fermata approached us with an automated solution to address the problem we were all ears!
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While Croptimus™ has few competitors in the marketplace, we do have a number of advantages over those offering similar functionality:
Want to find out how to save up to 30% on crop loss and spend 50% less time scouting? Book an online demo of Croptimus™ and let us show you how!
It's pretty competitive out there! Want to get an advantage? Let us show you how Croptimus™ can increase your healthy yields and reduce costs on scouting and pest & disease mitigation!
Looking for a way to make your scouting easier for you and your team? Let Croptimus™ watch over your crop so you can spend more time fixing problems rather than wasting time finding them!
We understand growers may be a bit skeptical of new ways of doing things. Increasing growing efficiency and crop knowledge through computer vision however is becoming a standard in our industry, and Fermata is willing to put our money where our mouth is and prove it to you. Click the button to find out more about our Free Trial!
Want to see what Croptimus™ can do for your grow? See for yourself at GreenTech Americas!
Fermata is focused on the development of sustainable
computer vision solutions for precise crop monitoring.
Our solutions use AI on image data captured from our cameras to automate scouting, provide early disease identification, pest detection, track pathogens over time, and monitor plant growth.
Use of Fermata technology reduces crop losses and significantly decreases the need for pesticide and chemical usage. Not only are you saving on crop losses and remediation for the crop you ultimately harvest, but you are also saving all the energy, labour, and crop inputs associated with crops you would have
Our team consists of software developers, scientists, and businesspeople who strive to create
truly innovative data science solutions that dramatically improve outcomes for growers around the world.
Selected as one of Forbes 30 Under 30 in 2022, Valeria has a background in applied maths and has built her career in biotech and agritech, leading projects in innovative startups. A serial entrepreneur, Valeria founded both Fermata and biotech firm Smartomica. She has been involved in both building and marketing products, as well as management and fundraising.
Victor has a background in cybernetics and math and has built his career in both SMB and corporate IT. He has vast experience in delivering IT solutions, for the last 17 years he was leading multiple international teams to develop and launch innovative AI-based products.
Alexey has more than 20 years of experience in strategy development and interdisciplinary management of international projects in heterogeneous environments. He has managed complete project lifecycles: from analysis and feasibility studies with project due diligence, to timely development, implementation and launches of products in different industries. Alexey holds the PRINCE2 Practitioner, COBIT and ITIL certificates.
With over 20 years experience in product management and marketing, Ray has undertaken management consulting jobs on a wide variety of technology-focused ventures, ranging in size from early-stage startups to enterprise and public sector IT projects, based in both North America and Europe. Ray is currently focused on the horticulture market, and is based in British Columbia, Canada.
Artur holds a master's degree in applied maths and physics, and is an author of multiple research articles on the subject of condensed matter physics. Artur's focus has been working with applied machine learning and deep learning technologies, having implemented over 15 projects in medicine, metallurgy, and commercial spheres, primarily employing computer vision solutions.
Maria graduated from Humboldt University of Berlin and has a background in events and management in fields ranging from arts to tech. She has experience with international customer development and has been involved with Fermata since its inception.
Danny has over 25 years of experience in international Business Development for leading edge technologies. He delights in seeing people's eyes widen as they understand implementing new technologies for their businesses- but it is the value proposition that makes them smile. Danny is based in Israel and is a proud grandfather.
Having graduated from the University of Mary Washington with a degree in Biology, and studying Agronomy at the University of Costa Rica, Ramona has been working in agriculture for most of her career — initially on her family’s commercial tomato farm. She brings years of experience as a Plant Scientist to Fermata and is now focused on client relations based in Chesapeake, VA.
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Fermata's Founder/CEO Valeria Kogan PhD, has been invited to speak on the "Challenges of Building an Emerging AI Solution" at the Computer Vision Summit in Tel Aviv, Israel. For details on this event, click the link below.
Farmers focused on increasing their yields by mitigating these losses now have a new weapon in their arsenal: artificial intelligence. Grassroots Marketing interviews Fermata CEO and Forbes 30 Under 30 inductee, Valeria Kogan.
Congratulations to Fermata's Founder & Chief Executive Officer Valeria Kogan on being selected as one of Forbes' 30 Under 30! We couldn't be more proud of her, and the drive and dedication she brings to our company every day!
Are you a grower interested in automating your scouting? Maybe you own or manage a facility and are looking to increase your profit margins? Croptimus™ is for you! Crop consultants, IPM managers, agronomists — we'd love to hear from you too!
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