May 28 2021 07:21 AM

The partnership pairs the wireless soil sensors with autonomous aerial intelligence services.

Wireless underground soil monitoring solution Soil Scout, Helsinki, Finland, has launched its full integration package with U.S.-based provider of autonomous aerial intelligence services GreenSight, Boston, Massachusetts. The technology partnership gives turf and agronomical professionals a real-time understanding of how to create optimal above and below-ground conditions while increasing efficiency in water and nutrient usage.

“Our technology partnership has combined Soil Scout sensors with GreenSight’s TurfCloud platform, providing a cutting-edge machine vision analysis of the entire grounds captured by drone-mounted sensors,” says Jalmari Talola, CEO of Soil Scout. “Now it’s possible to see everything in their soil – and be able to plan their day’s work – before setting foot outside. This is a major step forward in both smart farming and turf management sectors in the U.S. for Soil Scout.”

GreenSight’s drones have three high-resolution infrared-NDVI cameras, and a radiometrically calibrated thermal camera; paired with a flight time of 60 minutes. Combined with Soil Scout’s soil sensors that have solar-powered base stations and repeaters that have a 20-year in-ground battery life, users are provided with a real-time understanding of their grounds through the GreenSight dashboard.

“We look forward to helping customers manage their soils more efficiently and improve their facilities across the world,” says James Peverill, CEO of GreenSight. “We’re equally excited to be able to distribute their intuitive soil condition sensors to our growing customer base.”

Soil Scout has also expanded its U.S. operations with an aim to accelerate its go-to-market efforts and combat the ongoing drought in California while adding feet on the ground in New England, Texas and Arizona with the new hires of Kevin Hauschell, Dan Jennings, Zach Sevens and Joe Lazzaro.