New Leaf Precision Ag Gives Cannabis Growers Real-Time Dashboard View of Plant Health
Easy-to-use system helps indoor cannabis cultivators yield more, reduce costs, and maintain product consistency crop after crop.
PORTLAND, Ore. – March 19, 2019 –New Leaf Precision Ag, Inc. (www.newleafprecisionag.com) today announced the release of its VitalSense™ Dashboard, helping cannabis growers grow more, waste less, and maintain consistency. With its combination of a simple interface for viewing plant health data and the ability to see that data over time, New Leaf Precision Ag delivers actionable intelligence that makes a real difference across all facets of a cannabis grower’s facility.
For years, growers in traditional agriculture have used precision agriculture to help protect farm profits. By miniaturizing the scale, New Leaf Precision Ag delivers some of these same data-driven benefits to cannabis growers at a fraction of the cost. To produce the VitalSense plant health data, New Leaf Precision Ag developed a proprietary algorithm based upon the industry-standard Normalized Difference Vegetation Index (NDVI),giving growers actionable daily insights into their grow.While most growers measure indirect conditions (light, temperature, humidity, CO2, etc.), VitalSense uses multispectral sensing that directly monitors the plants themselves.
"After helping traditional row-crop growers over several crop cycles, the team at New Leaf Precision Ag shifted to cannabis cultivation, spending more than a year working closely with cannabis growers to understand exactly which insights are needed in the VitalSense Dashboard to equip growers to make mission-critical decisions about their cannabis crop," said Ian Schray, CEO of New Leaf Precision Ag. "The growers we work with are blown away by how useful the VitalSense data is for understanding the effectiveness of their growing methods as well as forecasting crop output very early in the crop cycle. This style of precision ag monitoring is standard operating procedure in traditional agriculture, and New Leaf Precision Ag is excited to deliver it to cannabis growers."
Key features of the VitalSense Dashboard include:
See the whole crop with an intuitive top-down view
Easily change view backwards and forwards in time over the grow cycle
See progress of individual zones over time with data-rich graphs
Chart progress of individual zones over time using a click-to-select graph
View individual zone plant health data in a raw form
The VitalSense Dashboard is now available to all indoor cannabis growers worldwide. A demo can be found at http://www.newleafprecisionag.com. Pricing of New Leaf Precision Ag’s indoor cannabis crop health monitoring is determined on a per-square foot basis. Contact the company about its free 90-day trial.
For more information about New Leaf Precision Ag and the VitalSense Dashboard, visit http://www.newleafprecisionag.com and download the press kit from http://www.newleafprecisionag.com/VitalSense_Press_Kit.zip
About New Leaf Precision Ag
Portland, Oregon-based New Leaf Precision Ag is a software and hardware developer focused on precision ag for indoor growing. Founded in 2017, the company works closely with cannabis cultivators to adapt outdoor big-ag precision agriculture techniques for indoor grow operations. Its key team members delivered precision ag services and data to corn, soy, and wheat farmers over the span of several grow seasons.
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