Due to the growing population and changing eating habits, 60% more nutrition without increasing fertiliser and other input use is needed by 2050. Plant breeding gains stagnated at 1.5% annually – should be 2.5% to keep up with population growth.

The current bottleneck in plant breeding and digital agriculture is the quantity and quality of the available phenotype data (measuring agronomic and biological traits of plants). New low-cost technologies are needed to improve data production in the plant breeding process and also to harness benefits of modern machine learning in crop production.

High quality data and efficient data production are the most important elements to enable use of artificial intelligence in plant breeding.

Therefore Yield Systems is focused on accurate and low cost data production with machine vision.