Userstake pictures of the fruits to measure their size as well as pictures of the trees to count the fruits on them. 4 rounds of data collection will result inaccurate & reliable yield estimations.
Besides a smartphone with the Pixofarm app installed, depending on the preferred measurement method, blue stickers or a Bluetooth caliper is required for the sizing feature.
Most smartphones that are currently on the market have the minimum camera features for taking the pictures.
The Forecast algorithm requires 4 rounds of data collection based on a protocol that the app shows for the block. Users only need to follow the steps provided by the app.
The results of the analysis are updated after each round of data collection and are displayed both on the app and on the Pixofarm online dashboard.
Pixofarm’s AI algorithm uses machine learning techniques to predict yield by taking into account a plethora of information like weather and satellite data that allow sit to build a season specific growth curve.
Right now the Yield Estimation Service can be used for apples. Many more fruits will follow.