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!
Why waste your time finding problems when you can instead be solving them?
Don't let a good plant go to waste!
Increase your yield with Croptimus™ automated scouting.
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.
Our solutions use image data captured from cameras to automate scouting, providing the earliest pest & disease detection and identification, track pests & pathogens over time so you can evaluate your mitigation efforts, and monitor plant growth. Our Croptimus™ platform reduces crop losses and significantly decreases the need for pesticide and chemical usage. So, 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 otherwise lost — great for the grower's bottom line, and the planet!
By catching pests and disease at their earliest
stages, Fermata’s Croptimus™ provides an up to
25% savings on crop inputs including:
Since the Fermata system has been running and the AI has had a chance to learn our process, we have been getting reports that match our own scouting almost exactly. We are averaging 60% of harvest going to flower sales. This is a huge jump in usable product.”
Operations Manager, Decibel
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!
It’s remarkable how much less time we spend on wandering the greenhouse, looking for problems that might or might not be there. It’s not that just that me and my guys spend less time on scouting now, what I also appreciate is the peace of mind the system gives me. It’s great to know someone is looking after my plants at all times!
Flowering Mgr, Intelicanna
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.
Crop Consultant, IPM Expert
Selected as one of Forbes 30 Under 30 in 2022, serial entrepreneur Valeria Kogan, founded both Fermata and biotech firm Smartomica.
Victor has vast experience in delivering IT solutions. For the last 17 years he has been leading multiple international teams to develop and launch innovative AI-based products.
20+ years of experience in strategy development and interdisciplinary management of international projects
in heterogeneous environments.
With over 25 years of experience in product management and marketing, Ray is currently focused on the horticulture market, and is based in British Columbia.
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.
Maria graduated from Humboldt University of Berlin and has experience with international customer development and has been involved with Fermata since its inception.
Ramona brings years of experience as a Plant Scientist to Fermata and is now focused on client relations based in Chesapeake, VA.
At Fermata we couldn't be more pleased than to have been selected for this honour celebrating innovative companies at the intersection of food, technology, and sustainability.
Urban Vine sits down with Valeria to discuss Fermata's origins, the Croptimus™ Integrated Pest Management platform's benefits for growers, and overcoming industry challenges through technology.
Fermata is proud to receive the Peres Heritage Initiative award, honoring Fermata's commitment to global peace and innovation inspired by Shimon Peres. It drives our dedication to shaping a better future through respect and entrepreneurship.
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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