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Mprise Agriware partners with Corvus

Mprise Agriware has partnered with Corvus Drones to offer growers a solution where drones feed data into the Agriware Business Central ERP system. These drones perform automated flights to count the germination of young plants.

According to Mprise Agriware, this approach allows for real-time optimization of results, refinement of production planning, and improved stock accuracy. Integrating accurate data is crucial for enhancing decision-making and operational efficiency.

This is only one application; there is much more to explore. Let's dive deeper.

Auto-updates Availability and Planning
"Drones have the potential to transform horticultural operations and eliminate time-consuming tasks," says Frans-Peter Dechering from Corvus Drones. By providing precise plant counts and assessing crop uniformity before transplanting, the partnership between Corvus and Agriware leverages the power of combining field information with office planning, sales, and inventory management.

Addressing Key Challenges

  1. Accurate Counting: Accurate plant counts are vital. Manual counting is not only labor-intensive but also error-prone. "Corvus Drones automate this process, providing precise counts and significantly reducing labor costs, sometimes by as much as 50%.
  2. Labor Shortages: With a declining workforce, the horticulture industry is struggling to find skilled labor. By automating tasks such as counting and inspecting plants, drones reduce the reliance on manual labor and help mitigate the effects of workforce shortages.
  3. Knowledge Gap: As experienced horticulturists retire, the industry is losing valuable plant knowledge. Data integration through drone technology helps bridge this gap by providing consistent and accurate data that can be used for planning and resource management.
  4. Save on Seeds: The integration between field and office minimize over-sowing and waste. Agriware measures with germination counts the performance of purchased seed for better future purchasing.
  5. Improved Planning and Inventory Management: Integrating Corvus Drones with Agriware ERP means that inventory updates are automatic. This proactive identification of potential shortages allows for timely corrective actions, ensuring that resources are used optimally. Improved production planning translates to significant savings in time, space, and labor.

How the System Works

  • Auto-Fly: Corvus Drones autonomously conduct inspections and counting.
  • Data Import: Inspection data is automatically imported into Agriware ERP.
  • Inventory Updates: Agriware updates stock availability in real-time.
  • Recalculation: Updated inventory data is used for precise planning and yield forecasts.
  • Germination Analysis: Provides expected germination percentages for future batches.

This streamlined process offers insights into potential shortages or surpluses, detailed germination analysis per seed lot or vendor, and a comprehensive overview of stock availability.

Beyond Counting: Additional Applications
But that's not all. Here are additional applications:

  • Measure the readiness stage of growing plants, allowing propagators to know exactly when their plants are ready for delivery.
  • Quickly scan barcodes to locate plant batches, ensuring efficient inventory management.
  • Detect crop anomalies, enabling timely interventions that can save entire batches from potential issues.

The Mprise Agriware team states: "The partnership between Mprise Agriware and Corvus Drones represents a significant advancement in horticultural technology. By auto-import collected data into Agriware, growers receive detailed reports on seed and plant performance, which improves production planning, purchasing, and resource savings.

By connecting drone-mapping with Agriware, it proactively identifies potential shortages and waste, updating stock availability and locations. By doing so, it saves significant resources, reduces handling and labor costs, and offers valuable insights into future purchasing needs."

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