UMN Startup Develops Technology to help farmers map their crops

Farm Vision Technologies was awarded a nearly $750,000 grant last month to fund their fruit mapping technology for farmers.

The technology aims to improve the accuracy of counting fruit in an orchard. If the company can do this, then farmers will more easily manage labor costs, marketing and shipping out their fruit, employees said. 

“The primary benefit is being able to manage the crop better so that you can produce a more valuable yield,” said Patrick Plonski, CEO and co-founder of Farm Vision.

This grant, which was awarded by the National Science Foundation, will help them improve their research and development of fruit mapping technology, he said.

This story was published in October 2019 in the Minnesota Daily.