Up to 40% of global crop yields are lost to pests and diseases every year, endangering the productivity of crops grown for human consumption and causing serious impact on the economic output of a farm. This can be remedied by collecting relevant environmental data which allows a farmer to act accordingly to mitigate such losses. However, data collection, retention and analysis are relatively complex and time-consuming tasks when done manually, which makes them inefficient and costly for many farmers.
Stoock, a self-sufficient solar powered multi-sensor device in a stick-like shape aims to solve the problems of data collection and analysis and provide farmers with accurate information to monitor their crops. Stoock collects and records several physical parameters such as air temperature, soil moisture, air humidity, wind speed, solar radiation and rainfall.
Moreover, by deploying Stoock in different countries around Europe and the world, a completely innovative system of Edaphoclimatic Business Intelligence based on Big Data will be created. This will provide detailed advice on actions to improve the use of chemicals by predicting pests risk factors related to specific weather conditions.