Autonomous crop management

Prospera optimizes with data every aspect of large-scale high value crops production

OPERATIONAL INTELLIGENCE

Transforming Your Pivot into a Complete Crop Management Machine

No longer will your center pivot be thought of solely as an irrigation machine. Utilizing your pivots as the digital data hub, Valley and Prospera are bringing unprecedented visibility to your fields so you can optimize your irrigation and progress toward autonomous crop management.

Sharing the intelligence between connected field devices, the pivot, and the integration of data science and machine learning allows you to detect and receive the critical information to deliver greater crop precision, resulting in greater returns while using fewer inputs and resources.

meet Valley® irrigation

The Leader in Precision Irrigation ®

Valley Irrigation founded the center pivot irrigation industry in 1954, and is the worldwide leader in sales, service, quality and technology. With historical sales of more than 250,000 machines, Valley-built equipment annually irrigates approximately 25 million acres (10 million hectares) around the world. This global presence will become even more powerful with Prospera’s AI-based solutions, connecting growers everywhere with the data they need to become more efficient and productive.

25M | 10M

Acres | Hectares irrigated

250K

Machines deployed

84K+

Connected devices

How it works

Putting Data Into Action

Acquisition

Crops are constantly monitored with an array of sensors, from satellite imagery to drones and soil probes. Any existing data source is integrated into the data layering to optimize plant health.

Analysis

The data collected is analyzed in the Prospera Cloud by powerful Artificial Intelligence (AI) engines, Computer Vision (CV) and Machine Learning (ML) algorithms.

Action

Post analysis, recommendations are sent to the field prompting the grower to take action. The instructions can also be sent directly to the pivot for robotic operation with grower notification to commence operation for true autonomous crop management as technology progresses.

IMPACT

How Data Analytics Will Impact Your Operation

Optimize irrigation

AI-powered applications do the complex analysis, following the crop water stress index (CWSI). The result is optimal irrigation scheduling and water usage throughout the entire growing cycle.

Control pests & diseases

Computer vision algorithms analyze images from various heights, and then alerts the grower of risks to crops – long before they’re noticeable with the naked eye.

Detect anomalies

Multi-sensor data provides a complete view of field conditions and plant health, right on the computer, tablet or smart phone. If there are issues, the grower can take action immediately, avoiding potential damage and loss.