Innovation for experimentation

Technical innovation is at the heart of Staphyt’s strategic development. The use of new digital tools connected to the field enables us to constantly improve the quality of our services.

Through the development of innovative tools in-house or in collaboration with partner start-ups, Staphyt invests in new technologies and digital technology to increase performance, support its teams and secure data transmission. Here are some examples of tools applied to field experiments at Staphyt.

DIGITAL INPUT IN THE FIELD

// UNIT™ APP

Unit application

Our experimental technicians are now equipped with a field digital interface: “UNIT Application”.

Developed internally, this mobile application allows the entry of agronomic observations directly from the fields, which is then securely transferred to our IT system. This allows our technical teams to reduce the time spent on administrative tasks and concentrate on their core business of agronomy. This, while having an improved working comfort.

Unit smartphoneFor our clients, UNIT stands for reactivity and quality. Indeed, analysis of the results can be made directly after the assessment by the technician in the field.

This saves considerable time in the transmission of data, which is available more quickly on our Phytnet portal.

Moreover, the exchanges between the Staphyt technician’s and client technical manager’s in charge of the trial are more fluid and therefore more reactive.

CROP MONITORING AND OBSERVATION TOOLS

// DST, A DIFFERENT WAY TO MONITOR TRIALS

Weather station
These have been used for agricultural purposes for a few years, the decision support tools (DST) enable us to follow the disease evolution in real time. Connected to a weather station, the tool Staphyt has developped, enables the management of some trials (mainly the applications) according to the disease pressure.

Graphic disease evolution

We have equipped several experimental pilot sites with these weather stations connected. From the data collected, we are able to follow the evolution of downy mildew (potatoes and vines), septoria (wheat), rust (wheat), botrytis (vines) and scab (apple tree).

Mainly used for bioproduct evaluation, thanks to this decision support tool, we can schedule the applications according to the infection risk enabling the best efficacy thanks to treatments being carried out at the optimum timing.

// NUMERICAL ANALYSIS OF THE TRIALS

Together with taking pictures, we also offer the numerical analysis of the trials in order to characterize the plants in the fields, following the evolution of their structural and dynamic properties, to measure stress or explain changes in colour.

In collaboration with a service provider, which has an advanced expertise in agronomy and specializing in this type of measurements, we are able to offer a very accurate service.

Numerical analysis of trialsFor the main measurements, we have comparisons with field measurements, so we know the precision of each parameter which enables us to better understand the biological evolution of a plant.

Thanks to this new service, we can extend our scope of expertise and offer our clients new ways to follow their trials.

SEEDS

// GPS TECHNOLOGY ON OUR SEEDERS

Already widely used in agriculture, GPS technology is now utilized at Staphyt.

This new system will enable us not only to have an improved visual aspect of the plots thanks to the automatic guidance but above all to improve our precision at sowing thanks to the automatic triggering by plot.

Now set up on our equipment in France, Germany and Romania, GPS guidance is a technology that will be progressively implemented on all our experimental equipment.

Seeder
GPS on seeder