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Q&A with Fieldin CEO Boaz Bachar

There are now countless precision ag platforms that promise farmers smarter application of inputs, more accurate planting and harvesting windows, and better management of labor and other resources. But one chief complaint among farmers about agtech is that the creators often don’t understand enough about the day-to-day grind of farming.
Our company was started by growers for growers, so we worked directly with farmers early on to address the pain points they were seeing in the field,” Fieldin CEO Boaz Bachar told AgFunderNews. “It seems like common sense, but I can’t tell you how many times I’ve heard startups talk about growers and farming like a foreign concept. The agriculture industry was here long before we were, and will be here long after.”
Using data analytics and artificial intelligence, FieldIn analyzes geospatial, chemical, biological, weather and other data to help growers plan their pesticide applications and then monitor them in real time to spot any errors in the application. The startup targets commercial-scale fruit, nut, and vegetable growers as well as application subcontractors who produce at least 1,000 acres. Some of their clients have tens of thousands of acres under management.

Fieldin won the Most Innovative US Startup Pre-Series A category for AgFunder’s 2019 Innovation Awards among a shortlist of startups nominated by the award’s committee, a who’s who in agri-foodtech venture capital.

Read the full Q&A on AgFunder News

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Fieldin Selected for Western Growers Innovation Showcase at Forbes AgTech Summit

Fieldin is excited to be one of the 15 agtechs selected for the Western Growers Innovation Showcase at this year’s Forbes AgTech Summit.

The event will be held June 26-27 in Salinas, Calif., bringing together “600 global agriculture leaders and entrepreneurs to tackle some of the world’s most critical challenges,” Forbes notes.

If you’re attending the event, be sure to stop by our booth at the Innovation Showcase to learn more about our platform for smart spraying, harvesting and cultural practices.

Visit the Western Growers Center for Innovation & Technology for more information.

 

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PODCAST: Fieldin Featured on The Modern Acre

Fieldin was featured today on The Modern Acre Podcast, showcasing its smart farming platform for commercial agriculture.

Western Region business development representative Neil Knaak sat down with Modern Acre’s Tim and Tyler Nuss to discuss technology on the farm, and how Fieldin is helping bring transparency and efficiency to various field activities.

“We take equipment in the field and add a layer of technology to it that now adds some clarity to what’s actually happening,” Knaak said.

The trio went on to discuss Fieldin’s service for smart spray management, which cuts down on missed rows, double sprays and ineffective applications (from driving too fast or too slow).

“The question that’s difficult to answer is: How well as that material actually being applied and what was the effect of that spray?” Knaak said. “That’s the gap Fieldin fills in.”

The trio also went on to talk about smart harvesting and tracking other key cultural practices in real time, and how growers are using the platform to improve harvest activities and catch various errors that occur during other field activities.

Listen to the complete interview on The Modern Acre Podcast website or iTunes.

You can also listen to other interviews with Fieldin on our Podcasts Page.

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Fieldin Wins AgFunder Innovation Award for Farm Tech

 

Fieldin on Wednesday night won a 2019 AgFunder Innovation Award in the Farm Tech category for its smart harvesting and spraying technology.
CEO and Co-Founder Boaz Bachar accepted the AgFunder Innovation Award on behalf of the team at the closing ceremonies of the World Agri-Tech Innovation Summit in San Francisco.

“We’re really appreciative of the recognition,” Bachar said. “We’re proud of our platform, which was created by growers for growers. And our teams in the field and in the office on the R&D side, work extremely hard to create a platform that adds value to farmers every day.

“We’ve also been fortunate to work with and collaborate with some amazing growers and partners, and that innovation isn’t possible without good people both in the office and in the field.”

The companies showcased as part of the AgFunder Innovation Awards were nominated by a committee of global agrifood tech investors and the winners were peer-selected from more than 5,000 industry votes.

Founded in 2013 by Bachar and COO Iftach Birger, Fieldin’s smart farming platform helps growers optimize spray applications, harvesting and other critical farm management activities.

Fieldin’s technology seamlessly connects in-field sensors, tractors and machinery to provide managers with actionable data that improves production, transparency and efficiency in the field.

To learn more about Fieldin, visit www.fieldintech.com.

Media contact:
info@fieldintech.com

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Fieldin Nominated For AgFunder AgriFood Tech Innovation Award

We’re excited to be nominated for the third annual AgFunder AgriFood Tech Innovation Awards, which recognize the “innovators and entrepreneurs driving the agrifood tech sector forward.”

Fieldin was recognized in the Farm Tech category for its smart spray and harvest management technology.

Vote for Fieldin and your other favorite AgriFood Techs here.

And be sure to visit us at this week’s World Ag Expo, Booth #3013 inside Building C, where we will be hosting giveaways and a Happy Hour today from 3-5 p.m.

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Fieldin Opens New Office in Downtown Fresno

PRESS RELEASE:

FRESNO, Calif. (Feb. 7, 2019) – Fieldin has opened a new office in Fresno, Calif, as it continues its rapid growth in California’s Central Valley.

The move to the Bitwise Hive office in Downtown Fresno (2600 Ventura Ave.) will allow the fast-growing AgTech company to continue providing best-in-class service to its growers, expand its team by hiring within one of the state’s largest ag markets, as well as work closer with community leaders, partners and educators to improve its smart farming platform.

Fieldin also has a new office in Israel, where the company was founded in 2013, as well as existing offices in San Jose, Salinas, and recently announced its move into Argentina.

“We’ve been looking forward to this expansion for a long time and are thrilled to be more ingrained in the Fresno-area business, tech and agriculture community,” said Fieldin CEO and Co-Founder Boaz Bachar, who started moving into the new office late last year. “We’ve been working here for a few years now, but this move will allow us to expand more rapidly, and work closer with community leaders, our partners, the local university to hire interns, and will really help round out our expertise in all areas of the agriculture supply chain.”

Fieldin’s smart farming platform helps growers optimize spray applications, harvesting and other critical farm management activities.

Using proprietary sensors and user-friendly software, Fieldin’s technology seamlessly connects in-field sensors, tractors and machinery to provide managers with actionable data that improves production, transparency and efficiency in the field.

“It’s great timing, because we’re getting ready to kick off another season,” said Fieldin COO and Co-Founder Iftach Birger. “It’s important to remain close to our customers and get their feedback and insights to continue evolving our technology. Our platform was created by growers for growers, so we look forward to working closely with our customers and partners, to learn their needs throughout the season.”

To learn more about Fieldin, visit www.fieldintech.com.

About Fieldin:

Founded by CEO Boaz Bachar and COO Iftach Birger in 2013, Fieldin’s field intelligence platform helps growers manage and optimize pesticide applications, harvest activities and other critical field operations.

Using proprietary sensors and mobile-friendly software, Fieldin’s technology seamlessly connects tractors, machinery and in-field sensors to provide managers with actionable data that improves production, transparency and efficiency in the field.

To learn more, visit www.fieldintech.com.

Media contact:
info@fieldintech.com
(559) 246-1525

 

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Fieldin Signs Cooperation Agreement to Help Argentina Growers Fend Off Pests, Disease

FRESNO, Calif. (Jan. 31, 2019) – Fieldin has signed a cooperation agreement with the Estación Experimental Agroindustrial Obispo Colombres (EEAOC) to help protect the Argentina citrus industry from detrimental pests, bacteria and diseases such as Huanglongbing (HLB). According to the agreement, Fieldin will help the EEAOC monitor and analyze real-time data from more than 5,000 pest traps spread throughout Northern Argentina.

Founded in 2013, Fieldin’s smart farming platform helps growers better understand pest pressures, optimize spray applications and other critical farm management activities.

Using proprietary sensors and mobile-friendly software, Fieldin’s technology seamlessly connects in-field sensors, tractors and machinery to provide managers with actionable data that improves production, transparency and efficiency in the field.

“We’re excited to work with the EEAOC and the growers in Argentina to help prevent the spread of HLB and other threats to the citrus industry,” said Fieldin CEO and Co-Founder Boaz Bachar. “We’ve seen first-hand what invasive species and disease can do to the citrus industry in other regions, and it’s crucial that we leverage real-time field data to get ahead of these issues.”

Bachar, along with Fieldin’s Argentina team, signed the agreement last month in a meeting with EEAOC Technical Director Daniel Plopper in Argentina.

The EEAOC is an autarchic entity in the area of ​​the Ministry of Productive Development of the Government of Tucumán, with a goal of helping advance technology and production in the province’s agriculture industry. Its citrus program aims to improve production for citrus farms by controlling the pests and diseases that affect production and international exports.

“We look forward to working closely with the EEAOC to build forward-thinking solutions for the citrus industry,” said Fieldin COO and Co-Founder Iftach Birger, who first met with the EEAOC on its visit to Israel last year to seek out innovative solutions in the agtech industry.

“It’s refreshing to see a government body move as swiftly as the EEAOC did to help its growers in the fight against HLB and other diseases and pests,” Birger added. “For a lot of these diseases, there is no known cure once trees become infected. So we have to do everything in our power to help identify issues in real-time and prevent the damage from spreading. That’s the power of real-time field data in agriculture.”

To learn more about Fieldin, visit www.fieldintech.com.

About Fieldin:

Founded by CEO Boaz Bachar and COO Iftach Birger in 2013, Fieldin helps the specialty crop market digitize and streamline the growing process through its data-drive platform, enabling a smarter farm.

Using proprietary sensors and mobile-friendly software, Fieldin’s technology seamlessly connects tractors, machinery and in-field sensors to provide managers with actionable data that improves production, transparency and efficiency in the field.

To learn more, visit www.fieldintech.com.

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Fieldin Hosts Almond Board Visit to Israel

Thanks to Almond Board of California’s Chief Scientific Officer Dr. Karen Lapsley and Environmental Affairs Senior Specialist Jesse Roseman for visiting with Fieldin’s team in Israel this week to learn more about our smart farm management platform and how we’re helping bring efficiency and transparency to the Almond Industry.

 

We’re looking forward to assisting the industry meet its Almond Orchard 2025 Goals to improve production with less waste!

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What Ross’ Reappointment Means for California Growers

Karen Ross was reappointed as the Secretary of the California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) on Tuesday.

So what does Ross’ reappointment mean for California agriculture? Well, we’re expecting much of the same with a continued emphasis on precision ag technologies to improve the efficiency of our inputs (pesticides, fertilizers, water, energy use, etc.).

Ross “returns” as California’s Secretary of Agriculture after spending the previous eight years in the same role under Gov. Jerry Brown.

During the past eight years, California agriculture has seen its ups and downs, but for the most part has continued to flourish and is the top producer of many of the fruits, nuts and vegetables that we eat nationally in the U.S.

Over the second half of Ross’ tenure, the CDFA also made a concerned effort to get more technology in the hands of growers, through the help of grants and other programs such as the State Water Efficiency and Enhancement Program (SWEEP) and Healthy Soils Program (HSP).

While administration changes at the federal and state levels will surely affect the dollars earmarked for agriculture over the next two to three years, we’re expecting California growers will continue to be encouraged to adopt precision ag technologies in an effort to improve efficiencies and protect state resources. Not to mention help growers meet increasingly stricter regulations when it comes to spraying, nutrition programs, water management, labor and land use.

After all, as the CDFA’s press release noted in the opening paragraph of the Ross announcement, “the state cabinet-level department was established in 1919 to promote and protect a safe, healthy food supply, local and global agricultural trade, and environmental stewardship.”

In one of her last conference appearances before being reappointed, Ross made a point to emphasize the importance of leveraging ag technologies to meet future food demands and establish benchmarks (think pest control, fertilizer and irrigation management) to not only improve production but get the most out of our resources.

“It’s about documenting what we’re doing and being able to quantify it, and being able to measure and monitor the progress that we continue to make – creating a benchmark that we can all measure ourselves against,” Ross said at last month’s Almond Conference in Sacramento. “That’s the secret to continuous improvement.”

The direction of California agriculture remains to be seen, but you can expect technology to play a major role in helping growers meet future regulations coming down the pike.

Contact us to learn how Fieldin is helping growers do just that, bringing efficiency and transparency to everyday cultural practices, spraying and harvesting activities.

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