Test and Measurement Innovators Focused on Key Growth Markets
Xenemetrix, winner of the Frost & Sullivan awards - 2010 and 2015
Strong Balance Sheet and Partners
Innovators in Taking the Laboratory to the Field
Croptimal has developed a unique disruptive technology for performing real-time, accurate tests of plant tissue, soil and water in the field.
Croptimal's technology provides a dramatic improvement from current agricultural testing methodology by providing a seamless customer interface for in-field testing utilizing the Croptimal mobile, compact laboratory that automatically prepares samples (soil, water and critical parts of the crops) and allows for a full range of material analysis of nutrients and contaminants including high accuracy and fast measurement of N, P and K (Nitrogen, Phosphorous and Potassium). The full cycle of sample collection - preparation, analysis and submission of results is completed in minutes as compared to the current 10 day cycle with analysis and recommendations delivered to customers’ mobile phones or smart devices. Utilizing Croptimal can increase yields and boost revenues while minimizing expenses and the chance of crop failure
"A Breakthrough for Food Safety" – Doron Reinis, COO, Eurocontrol, February 2018
Croptimal offers a suite of in-field decision support tools to agronomists and farmers based on an innovative system of big database analysis (machine learning) utilizing unique hardware and software that enables continuous measurement of nutrients in soil, water and plant tissue. Croptimal’s unique technology measures N, P, K in their available forms as well as other micro and macro elements, creating a full infield testing solution for farmers and agronomists. The in-field nutrients measurement technology reduces time of measurement from a 10 to 14 day cycle with traditional laboratories to a full cycle of 10 minutes.
The measurement data, based on the unique hybrid technologies developed by Croptimal, is fed into an expansive database with unique ID, time and location signature. In addition to measurement data of nutrients, the Croptimal system collects key environmental data such as temperature, UV radiation, humidity, etc. based on time and location. This data is regularly streamed to Croptimal’s Cloud database.
Croptimal has developed unique machine learning algorithms that allow for a correlation analysis between environmental events (e.g. temperature, UV radiation, etc.) and the measurement data of nutrients. These algorithms also consider the recommendations for fertilization that come from expert agronomists and correlate it with the yield results. The developed algorithms allow Croptimal to create Dynamic Growth Protocols to enable accurate fertilization recommendations based on the past event and to the extent known, a future event (for example; weather forecast). Efficient and timely fertilization recommendations are enabled by the precise and fast measurement methods and enhanced by the real time feedback from the analysis algorithm of the Cloud big-data base.
Croptimal’s technology will provide farmers with a comprehensive and accurate service that encompasses a full range of in-field measurement activities, including collecting and automatically preparing samples and inputting them to the measurement systems, collecting environmental data using real-time systems installed in the field, conducting the measurements and transferring the measurement results to the farmer and ultimately providing fertilizer recommendations to the farmer or accompanying agronomist.
Due to the efficiency of Croptimal’s decision support tools and the Dynamic Growth Protocol it is possible for Croptimal to supply a more qualified and comprehensive service at a price that is lower than farmers are currently paying while enabling continuance improvement of yield and the ability to measure it over time.
Nominated for the Fruit Logistica Innovation Award 2018 as an outstanding innovation in the fresh produce sector
Croptimal was one of 10 innovations nominated to the Fruit Logistica Innovation Award 2018 for outstanding innovation in the fresh produce sector. Innovations may be products, services or technical innovations.
The Croptimal technology was developed through collaboration with Netafim, an Israeli company that is the global leader in drip and micro-irrigation solutions for agriculture productivity - Netafim delivers innovative irrigation solutions to more than 110 countries across the globe.
“The state of the art technology including the analyzer and the sample preparation technology and method developed by the Croptimal team at Xenemetrix, when paired with the Cloud-based database will enable an autonomous irrigation system for Netafim clients, a significant improvement for growers that should also achieve a positive impact on water management.” Dubi Raz, Netafim Agronomy Director