AGRicultural Operations Support (AGROS™)

For more than 12,000 years people have cultivated crops using trial and error methods, received wisdom and how the soil feels when they rub it between their fingers.

Later on, the constant increase of human population, especially after the Industrial Revolution, created the need for the production of immense quantities of food in less time, so former methods were inefficient and time consuming.

Only recently in history mechanization revolutionized the countryside with machinery and replaced horses and oxes with tractors.

Nowadays, we’re witnessing a new farming revolution triggered by the adoption of staggering new technologies: satellites, high precision positioning systems, smart sensors and a range of IT applications combined with high-tech engineering.

Precision Agriculture is about managing variations in the field accurately to grow more food using fewer resources and achieving reduction of production costs.

All aspects of the environment – soil, weather, vegetation, water – vary from place to place and all these factors determine crop growth and farming success.

Farmers were aware of this, but they lacked the tools to measure, map and manage these variables accurately.

AGRicultural Operations Support (AGROS™), by ONEX Technologies Inc. is an integrated ICT system, consisting of specialized hardware and software, developed specifically for the efficient monitoring of environmental and soil conditions in order to effectively support the development of Precision Agriculture. AGROS aims particularly to high-value cultivations & related products, such as wine and special species of vegetables. The AGROS deployment is scalable, depending on specific application and/or end-user requirements. AGROS is fundamentally based on the Internet of Things (IoT) concept.

The operational use of AGROS™ leads to significant benefits for the farmer such as:

  • Efficient monitoring of specific climate environmental and soil conditions for agricultural applications
  • Assessment of desertification danger
  • Development of plans for land use
  • Effective tackling of extreme weather conditions
  • Immediate detection of and control of plant diseases
  • Saving natural resources
  • Development of plans for land use