Agricolus Srl (Agricolus) is an innovative company working in the Smart Farming sector. It was founded in 2017 in Perugia (Italy) and it aims to support all the actors of the agrifood chain with its digital tools. The Agricolus mission is to make innovative technologies accessible and easy to use in order to achieve the environmental and economic sustainability goals required by agriculture. The Agricolus ia a platform accessible directly from the web. It is composed of the main applications of precision agriculture: geolocated field mapping; satellite imagery with vegetation indices; forecast models for phenology, irrigation, fertilization, pest and diseases; crop scouting with mobile app; task management; prescription maps for fertilization; register for crop operations and machinery. The advantage is having all these tools available within a single, easy-to-use platform, able to integrate data from different sources and provide farmers with a DSS in order to act in the right time according to the real needs of the crop.
Role in the project:
Agricolus leads the preparation and implementation of the Italian Sustainable Innovation Pilot (SIP), focusing on the carrots sector. Thanks to the other partner involved (SATA), it will be possible to engage three carrots farms around Italy. Agricolus will provide its own platform to the small farms involved with the aim to digitalize their activities on the field, decrease water and fertiliser consumption, as well as the production costs.