What differentiates Phytech’s solution from other monitoring systems?
Only Phytech monitors continuously the plant’s growth rate and contraction, similar to human blood pressure monitoring, using the best sensor in the world – the plant itself.
The grower is connected to his plants in real time, knows what they need and when they need it, and can adjust and fine tune his day to day decisions. test
What type of sensors do I need for my fields/orchards/greenhouse?
The heart of Phytech’s monitoring is based on plant sensors. These are usually trunk or stem diameter sensors, and where relevant, additional fruit growth sensors. To obtain the full picture, soil moisture (TDR or tensiometers) and micro-climate sensors are added. This basic setup is suitable for a greenhouse or a unified irrigated plot (orchards, open field).
How many sensors are needed to cover my crops ?
A basic system includes 2 plant sensors, 2 soil moisture sensors and a micro climate unit, covering one irrigated plot.
What do I do with this data, what does it mean?
The data gives you the exact status of the plant and its stress level. This data, correlated with the soil moisture and micro-climate conditions, can assist you in your decision making regarding irrigation and other crop related operations.
How much does it cost?
You pay a seasonal subscription for data, in an affordable, customized payment plan (Software as a service operating model).
Reduction of water usage by 1-2%, covers the systems seasonal costs. From our growers’ experience, the average water saving stands on 20-30%, while achieving higher yields.
Who else uses the Phytech’s solution?
Hundreds of growers worldwide in all major crops: Almonds, Pistachios, Pomegranate, Citrus, Avocado, Mango, Walnuts, Blueberries, Apples, Dates, Vineyards…. Cotton, Corn, Sugar Cane, Soy beans, Chickpeas, Carrots, Potatoes…. Greenhouse Tomatoes, Peppers, Melons, Cucumbers, flowers… and more.
How is the data received?
The sensors take measurements continuously. The data is collected in the data logger and then sent to a secure web based server via cellular 2.5G and 3G modems. The data is accessible on all mobile devices and computers.
Is my data secure?
Phytech secure Servers provide a reliable and secure solution. Local proxies are used to improve security and performance. All data is recorded and backupd in Phytech’s servers. Your personal data will not be exposed to any viewer without your permission.
Do I need any technical knowledge to make it work?
No. The systems are adjusted for your region and communication needs and are installed ready for work. The software is a web application, easy and ready for your use once the sensors are installed.