A startup Agroop, a company located in Portugal, has created a technological solution to monitor the crops through a sensor called "stoock" that is installed in the field. This sensor collects information such as solar radiation, humidity and air temperature, humidity and soil temperature and sends them to an application.
This information is processed by the application and results such as irrigation need, prediction of pest and disease risk and even recommendation about treatment are reported to the user via the smartphone, tablet or computer.
According to the company, "the stoock sensor is a device that works 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Easy to install, energy-efficient, low maintenance. "
The company charges for the service about 200 € / year for the application (software) plus the price of the sensor (hardware) to be quoted directly.
By Breno Alves