We are excited to find that the available data sources for precision viticulture complement each other and show great potential for targeting location specific shortcomings of vineyards.
In December 2017 Ackerview developed and built a yield monitor for use on a mechanical grape harvester. Once initial difficulties were overcome the yield monitor collected 23 hectares of vineyard yield data in the 2018 harvest. After fine-tuning our data processing algorithm and scaling each vineyard’s measured total yield to its total delivered harvest mass Read more about First samples of high resolution vineyard yield data[…]
On 10 August 2018 the Ackerview precision farming system was used on Lindenhof Farm in Paarl to vary the dosage of nitrogen dominant 4:1:1 fertilizer spread in three peach and nectarine orchards. The farmer, Thomas Babl, marked the parts of the orchards that needed no additional fertilizer in green using the Ackerview web app. The Read more about Variable rate fertilizer spreading use case[…]
In August 2017 Ackerview’s Minimum Viable Product (MVP) was used on a stone fruit farm in Paarl to specify to the working team where to deposit wood chips around the bases of the peach trees and where not to. In the past this variability was not possible to achieve as the working team had no Read more about The Minimum Viable Product’s maiden voyage[…]