Fermata develops 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.
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
As a venture capital fund, Raw frequently gets pitches to consider from a wide variety of start-ups. Right from the start we knew Fermata’s was different. Offering a solution that both makes growers lives easier, and their companies more profitable, was clearly a win-win proposition. We have just committed to further investment in Fermata, and look forward to a bright future in partnership with them.
Partner, Raw Ventures
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!
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? Come visit our booth at the Montreal Cannabis Expo for a complete demo.
More details including booth location coming soon!
Fermata is focused on development of sustainable
computer vision solutions for precise plant
Our solutions make it possible to use image data captured from our cameras to automate scouting, providing early disease identification, pest detection, tracking pathogens over time, and monitoring plant growth.
Use of Fermata technology reduces crop losses and significantly decreases the need for pesticide and chemical usage.
IMPACTFUL TECHNOLOGY FOR THE NEW AGTECH-POWERED WORLD
While our North Star is to make the lives of crop producers easier and more profitable, it’s also incredibly rewarding for the team at Fermata to know our solution directly reduces our clients' carbon footprint. By automating early detection of issues such as pest & disease, clients use less chemicals, and less labour to treat problems, as issues are dealt with on a much smaller scale than before Croptimus is installed within a facility. In addition, yields and crop quality increases in a more uniform manner, so packaging and transportation resources can be streamlined to encompass this more uniform production.”
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.
Founder of N American CarbonBook (formally Motorleaf, 5MM $ of capital) a digital horticulture pioneer, utilizing AI, big data and a can-do attitude, Alastair builds teams within the startup and corporate landscape that change the industry. Prior VP of Digital at Priva, the Dutch based leader in greenhouse automation. Currently based in Eastern Canada.
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, having undertaken contracts with Motorleaf, an AI-based yield prediction company, Priva, the world's largest environmental control system provider for indoor agriculture, and now Fermata. He is currently lucky to be living on the West Coast of 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.
Based in Southern California, Keagan earned his BSc in Agricultural and Plant Sciences at Cal Poly State University. He has spent his career employed by some of horticulture's largest companies, including Biobest, with a focus on medical cannabis. Keagan brings a wealth of IPM expertise and a passion for helping growers to his new role at Fermata.
Forbes interviews "30 Under 30" inductee and Fermata Founder & Chief Innovation Officer, Valeria Kogan PhD, on the company's history and the emergence of artificial intelligence in agriculture.
Croptimus™, Fermata's industry leading automated pest & disease detection platform is now supporting grows outside of the greenhouse with our first client outdoor client, Mariwell in Wheatley Ontario. Read more in HortiDaily.
Congratulations to Fermata's Founder & Chief Innovation 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!