Abelio: the Swiss army knife of precision agriculture

“An autonomous solar drone takes readings of the light spectrum of the plots to detect diseases, weeds, water needs, nitrogen needs, etc.”, explains Grégoire Dupré, the founder of Abelio.

Abelio already offers a simple, accessible and operational service to benefit from the gains made possible by precision agriculture. To achieve this, Abelio’s tools mobilize artificial intelligence, plot monitoring by autonomous solar drone, meteorological and satellite data – without forgetting the support of the farmer.

Completing the farmer’s tour of the plain by observing the light spectrum of the plots to produce multi-level recommendation maps in a few minutes (fertilization, weeding, irrigation, etc.), this is the company’s core business. Abelio from Toulouse. This now offers crop monitoring, in particular for the management of nitrogen fertilization, irrigation and even for the management of certain weeds. ” All this on the same platform! Our watchword is simplicity for the user. That’s why we want him to find all the agronomic decision support tools he may need in one place. », Supports Grégoire Dupré, the founder of the solution.

Data crossing

To analyze the state of crops, Abelio uses an autonomous solar drone that records the light spectrum. These data are crossed with satellite data and artificial intelligence in order not only to detect various problems, but also to establish recommendations in the form of maps. Artificial intelligence also provides valuable and predictive information on yields, dry matter rates, etc. The Abelio team is thus targeting a clientele of farmers whom it supports to enable them to access modulation and precision with their existing equipment. Abelio also supports traders, cooperatives and manufacturers who want to better support their farming partners, and also better anticipate their collection capacities.

Today several functions are already available for forecasting disease risks or crop growth stages, controlling irrigation, nitrogen fertilization or weed management. This list is set to grow further as the research and development teams progress.

87% dose reduction

Detection of thistles in a beet field

In 2021, the company launched a service for detecting thistles on beets and modulating herbicide application. The average dose reduction of phytosanitary product allowed by this tool is 87% according to the tests that Abelio conducted on 60 plots. ” Our solution makes it possible to be very efficient from an environmental point of view, because it targets a single weed and greatly maximizes the efficiency of the use of active formulainsists Grégoire Dupré. Our teams are currently working to provide the same service on other crops. In addition, we have launched a datura (neurotoxic) detection service to respond to specific problems with this weed, which also poses food safety and public health problems. Our vision of modulation is to prepare recommendation cards in advance that allow the farmer to predict the right volume of mixture. Then, the farmer does not need to renew his equipment. We accompany it if necessary to equip it with a console adapted to its use. On a problem such as thistle, the farmer can also carry out the modulation manually. By combining all the possibilities offered to reduce the different inputs, Abelio is a valuable companion for farmers who are aiming for different quality approaches, but also environmental certifications such as HVE (High Environmental Value) for example. “.

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Abelio: the Swiss army knife of precision agriculture

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