This incredible AI-based agtech solution could boost crop yields by 10%

An Australian rural startup has devised a planting technique for farmers that can potentially boost crop yields by up to 10% simply by measuring the amount of moisture in the soil when they’re planted.

And with water and the ongoing drought playing a critical role in the viability of local farms, the agtech solution by Orange-based Moisture Planting Technologies (MPT) is like a magic bullet for crop production. 

The company has developed a planting system that automatically varies the way seeds are planted based on soil moisture, bypassing the traditional, cumbersome method involving farmers taking manual readings using handheld meters. 

MPT co-founder and CEO David Finlay’s solution was to embed moisture sensors in the seeders tines to constantly read the levels in real time.

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