Greece has more than 20.000 ha of rice fields. Every 1 ha of rice field consumes on average 11.200 m3 of irrigated water. To avoid water waste, improve pesticides and fertilisers efficiency, farmers need to have a better idea on water consumption, thus their paddy water level.
Ex Machina has developed a smart agriculture solution that enables farmers to monitor remotely, in real-time, multiple parameters on their field, such as water level, water salinity and weather conditions (temperature, humidity, wind, rain, etc). Our solution is complemented with a hyper local weather forecast that improves its accuracy over time, by “learning” the microclimate of the deployed field.
Ex Machina’s IoT solution is utilizing a custom made low-cost solar-powered IoT node to connect 3rd party sensors to the cloud, display crop data on user-friendly dashboards and alert farmers when their crop is in danger. This is a major step towards improving irrigation scheduling, water & fertilizer efficiency.
AgroXM was developed as part of the LEDGER EU project.