It is well known that the role of technical progress in agriculture has exploded. Therefore, like in any other industry, it has many pitfalls. Pierucci Agricoltura, just like anyone else, is familiar with all of them. Here’s their story.
The biggest challenge is that a nursery requires a complex system of plants, production factors, and agronomic treatment for nutrition and defense. Moreover, farms must meet certified standards by achieving environmental and economic sustainability through: efficient usage of fertilizers and pesticides, water containment, energy consumption, and a decrease in the risk of cultivar damage from system malfunctions and atmospheric events.
Aside from this, Pierucci Agricoltura had a real challenge finding a reliable IoT partner to help them participate in a project from the European Regional Development Fund. In order to do that, they needed to use technology that was able to reduce water and energy consumption, decrease manual operations for monitoring and reporting data, remotely monitor and manage the system, and get real-time notification regarding infrastructure damages.
The Zerynth team provided Pierucci Agricoltura with Nurset, an IoT-enabled solution designed for monitoring the cultivation of ornamental plants in nurseries. Zerynth Edge Devices extracts data and send it to Zerynth Platform, a simple and intuitive platform.
The system allows information analysis, manages an alert system, and digitizes documentation for nutrition and crop protection. Moreover, it can create digital treatment logbook, with the ability to export reports in the most common formats. Nurset includes an analytics tool designed to continually improve the plant health indicators’performance. The system allows you to extract and analyze data and send it to the Zerynth Platform ensuring complete remote management with high-security standards. Nurset automatically generates reports, and continually monitors the selected KPI’s by comparing them with configurable thresholds, and sending emails or SMS alerts in real-time.
Moreover, due to the function of historical data reporting, Zerynth made it possible to manage a digital campaign notebook and record agronomic practices by integrating them with the data collected.
Pierucci Agricoltura has successfully extended its product line by providing customers with a smart IoT solution capable of real-time recording and monitoring of plant cultivation in nurseries.
Zerynth enabled Pierucci Agricoltura to remotely monitor all parameters related to plants grown in pots (temperature, salinity, humidity) and allow data detection from the irrigation system (water and energy consumption, state filters, fertilizer level in the tank). This saved Pierucci time because manual control and monitoring was decreased by 30%.