Farmblox – IoT
What it is:
Farmblox offers a farming platform to help remove the guesswork from farming, which can help improve yields and reduce labor costs. The platform uses IoT and machine learning technology to monitor and automate the farming process.
The company claims the platform costs less than 50% the price of current solutions so all may benefit and see value immediately. The plug-and-play platform is ideal for entire farms, sugarbush, greenhouses, fields, and beyond.
Farmblox monitors anywhere across the farm and connects any type of sensor. The monitors have 15+ year battery life, no external antenna, and a replacement program in case anything happens.
Conditions can be monitored using the Farmblox app, and automatic alerts let the user know if there is an issue, which can be anything from temperature fluctuations, damage to equipment, or underwatered crops.
The full product catalog is available here.
Who Made It?
Farmblox was co-founded in 2022 by CEO Nathan Rosenberg and COO Marc Printz. The company is headquartered in Newton Highlands, Massachusetts.
Rosenberg is an entrepreneur in the field of technology and aspires to make the world a better place through its implementation. He holds a degree in Robotics Engineering.
Printz is passionate about bringing green technologies to market that reduce our climate impact and improve livelihoods. He holds a degree in Business and Entrepreneurship.
The company raised $65,000 of seed funding from undisclosed investors on October 25, 2022.
Why we like it:
- Plug and Play solution at an affordable rate
- Climate change is threatening crop yields significantly, so any IoT or machine learning platform that can help automate farming and indicate problems early will become increasingly valuable in the future
Did you know?
Climate change may affect the production of maize (corn) and wheat as early as 2030 under a high greenhouse gas emissions scenario, according to a new NASA study published in the journal, Nature Food. Maize crop yields are projected to decline 24%, while wheat could potentially see growth of about 17%.