We at Bayer are looking for seed sized sensor solutions that monitor soil properties relevant for seed germination and early growth.
Within our SeedSensor challenge seven finalist teams were asked to plant an environmentally friendly SeedSensor, and start data driven yield optimization when seeds hit the ground.
Thanks to the teams from all over the world who gave their best with their innovative sensor solutions and made this virtual challenge so interesting and so much fun.
Congratulations to all of you!
Look forward to our next Grants4Tech challenge that will be posted here soon.
Build a seed sized sensor solution that monitors relevant soil properties for seed germination and growth. To be of practical use, SeedSensors need to be environmentally friendly, easy to use, and small.
Today data driven field management starts the moment plants emerge. Why not earlier? Why is it so hard to sense below the surface? Soil sensors have a couple of disadvantages. They require a dedicated effort to plant and return data of just one spot. How to overcome this limitation? Make them small so that they fit in planters, are planted without additional effort, and distribute many of these sensors over the field. A mesh of sensors will provide a good overview of the soil properties close to every seed.
Your SeedSensor solution should cover following aspects:
The applications submitted by the entrants / entrant teams should cover these features as far as available. We are also interested in innovative partial solutions.