Agritask, Pessl enhance agronomic data analytics

  • January 31, 2024
  • William Payne

Agritask is partnering Pessl Instruments to enhance agronomic data analytics with advanced weather data.

Tel Aviv-based crop data intelligence software company Agritask and Vienna based agtech developer Pessl Instruments will integrate Pessl’s METOS weather stations into the Agritask platform.

The METOS weather station data includes a variety of real-time environmental parameters. In combination with other agronomic data sources, Metos will provide a more advanced agronomic picture down to the plot level for food and drinks companies using the Agritask platform.

Agritask customers will gain seamless integration of METOS systems and their data feeds. These will be optimized with all other data sources on the Agritask platform.

METOS weather stations warn farmers of extreme weather events and climate change shifts. The technology provides insights into soil and crop conditions, enabling resource-efficient practices.

In addition to real-time alerts about weather conditions like rainfall impacting a plot of crops, the solution will enhance companies long-term planning with seasonal weather data and optimize irrigation with insights on soil moisture and evaporation rates.

“Globally, extreme weather events are becoming routine, making advanced weather data from state-of-the-art stations a critical data source to optimize cultivation activities and mitigate risks,” says Ofir Ardon, CEO of Agritask. “We are excited to be collaborating with one of the industry’s premier weather stations to provide more advanced weather insights to Agritask customers. Together with Pessl Instruments, we are shaping the future of agrifood tech and helping combat some of the industry’s most pressing agronomic and food supply chain issues amid the impacts of climate change.”

“All aspects of agricultural production from plant growth and crop yields to insect maturation and disease prevalence hinge on weather.” Says Gottfried Pessl, CEO and founder of Pessl Instruments. “Our METOS stations provide detailed and comprehensive weather data by monitoring accurate site-specific meteorological parameters. Together with the flexibility and advanced solutions of Agritask, growers can plan for different scenarios, mitigate weather risks, and adjust cultivation activities.”