Recovering Soil Health Globally
Biome Makers was co-founded by Acedo alongside entrepreneur Adrián Ferrero in 2015. Their goal was to recover soil health while providing farmers with detailed insights to bolster their crop production and business.
The analytics platform developed by the startup company starts with a soil sample collection kit. Users simply gather a sample and send it to Biome Makers for analysis using their proprietary technology. A report reflecting key markers like soil fertility, biodiversity, and health is generated and provided to users so that they can make informed crop management decisions. Reports from the startup business also provide risk indexes that allow farmers to prevent the spread of diseases before they happen.
The Biome Makers platform takes into account the particular type of crop being produced in the soil and customizes the generated reports to reflect metrics specific to that plant. Besides providing insights on the health of the existing soil, the AI startup company also offers a platform that tests the efficacy of inputs used by farmers. The tests ensure that the product is working as intended or as needed by the business.
"This data-driven assistant is a game-changer to upgrade agronomic advice on fertilization and crop protection programs, including biologicals, in an integrated management approach" said Juan Jose Chavez, Product Manager for Advanced Analytical Services at international crop input company DISAGRO.
AI in Agriculture
AI is constantly advancing into new frontiers and industries, and use in the agricultural industry has certainly proven to be viable. Market research projects the agricultural AI market to reach $4 billion by 2026.
The startup company is tapping into a growing market as it strives to make the economic sector more sustainable and profitable for farmers. Biome Makers claims that its business supports 700 farmers, 60 agricultural input manufacturers, and 100 research institutions across the globe.
About the Author
James White is a Michigan State University graduate with a BS in Environmental Biology. He is interested in reporting emerging trends in technology, especially with regard to alternative energy and environmental conservation.