The global population is constantly growing, which demands an increase in food consumption, but the production fields are not keeping up with this growth, as they have limited natural resources. In this case, the agriculture and livestock industry faces an enormous challenge: how can it produce more and with better quality with the same resources? Knowing this, Radix uses the best existing technology, engineering and automation to develop solutions involving the Smart Farming and Precision Agriculture and Livestock concepts, considerably improving control and optimization in all production.
An important issue for agriculture is the lack of information and integration of production data, which hinders the best use of the soil, climate and seeds, among other factors. With the solutions developed by Radix:
It is possible to gather a large amount of information on harvest performance and support decision-making, for example, on the exact time for planting/harvest. It is also possible to monitor the health of the individual harvests in the field and adapt to the different types of soil, solar light and inclines.
In the case of livestock, Radix develops solutions in which typical data are monitored, such as body temperature, animal activity, pulse and GPS position. Sensors are utilized primarily for advanced monitoring and detection of events such as reproduction and health problems in animals. Alerts can be sent via text message to the breeder based on predefined events, for example, if a cow is ready for reproduction. In addition, it is possible to monitor plagues and diseases through tracking and genealogy systems.
Another inherent challenge is the major use of water and energy. The agricultural industry is the largest consumer of water in the world. This requires greater efficiency in the use of these resources due to the need to reduce production costs, due to sustainability policies and due to environmental concerns currently employed. Knowing this, Radix executes designs aimed at optimizing energy, water and utilities consumption, reducing costs, increasing productivity and sustainability, improving operations and information, and eliminating departmental barriers.