Annual Awards Program Recognizes Innovation in Agricultural & Food Technologies Around the Globe
August 17, 2023 – AgTech Breakthrough, a leading market intelligence organization that recognizes the top companies, technologies and products in the global agricultural and food technology markets today announced that Fieldin is the recipient of the “Overall Agriculture Robotics Solution of the Year” award in the 4th annual AgTech Breakthrough Awards. This is Fieldin’s second AgTech Breakthrough award, having been recognized as the “Farm Management Solution of the Year” in 2020.
Following its acquisition of Midnight Robotics in 2021, Fieldin accelerated its push into the autonomous farming movement. At the beginning of 2023, Fieldin announced the largest deployment of retrofit autonomy kits for autonomous tractors to date with the release of AutoSpray, the first product in Fieldin’s autonomous solutions product line. The retrofit kits install on existing equipment and are powered by lidar sensors that use advanced imagery and telematics to detect where the canopy starts and stops, turning spray nozzles on and off to only spray where needed.
The high-precision spraying that AutoSpray enables is delivering impactful results for early adopters, including significant chemical cost savings, improved labor and machinery efficiencies, and advancement of sustainability initiatives.
The mission of the annual AgTech Breakthrough Awards program is to conduct the industry’s most comprehensive analysis and evaluation of agricultural and food technology categories, including Internet-of-Things (IoT) and Artificial Intelligence (AI) based agricultural technologies, farm management, indoor farming, food quality, data analytics and many more. This year’s program attracted more than 1,750 nominations from over 15 different countries throughout the world.
“We humbly accept the ‘Overall Agriculture Robotics Solution of the Year’ award from AgTech Breakthrough. Agricultural equipment operates rain or shine, in all temperatures and environments, and through narrow aisles of crops completing a variety of tasks,“ said Yonatan Horovitz, Fieldin Co-founder and Chief Autonomy Officer. “Our aim is to modernize agricultural management, optimizing operations and reducing costs, while making a positive contribution through better food, higher yields, and environmental impact. With AutoSpray, customers are taking the first step in the journey to autonomy and a giant leap into the future of farming.”
In addition to autonomous spraying, the kit is planned to offer features such as auto-steering (beginning later this year) and other driving assistance capabilities as well as fully autonomous, driver-out functionality in line with rapidly evolving local autonomous driving regulations.
Fieldin is powering the autonomous, smart farm of the future for high value crop growers. Its data-driven, sensor-based farming platform combined with autonomous farming technologies provides growers with real-time actionable insights into the day-to-day management of their farms with autonomous execution capabilities. Fieldin serves hundreds of agricultural enterprises around the world, including five of the 10 largest farms in California and its platform supports more than 20% of the global production of almonds and 30% of US-based lettuce crops. Since its inception, Fieldin has monitored 49 million tractor hours and 21 million acres, and digitized over 15,000 tractors and other machinery. Fieldin’s headquarters are located in California with additional offices in Israel, and Australia. For more information, visit www.fieldin.com.
About AgTech Breakthrough
Part of Tech Breakthrough, a leading market intelligence and recognition platform for global technology innovation and leadership, the AgTech Breakthrough Awards program is devoted to honoring excellence in agricultural & food technologies, services, companies and products around the world. The AgTech Breakthrough Awards program provides a forum for public recognition around the achievements of AgTech companies and solutions in categories including farm management, indoor farming, IoT and robotics, FoodTech, analytics and more. For more information visit AgTechBreakthrough.com.