Ag Tech

UPL, TeleSense partners to reduce waste, boost farm profits

Grain Central February 1, 2021

Wireless grain spears can be used to monitor grain quality and reduce wastage. Photo: TeleSense

UPL Ltd and TeleSense have announced a collaboration which will help TeleSense strengthen its sales channel by introducing monitoring solutions for post-harvest commodity storage and transport to multiple stakeholders across the agriculture value chain.

California-based IoT (Internet of Things) innovator TeleSense works in modernising post-harvest grain storage and transport.

“Through our OpenAg Purpose, we collaborate with innovative partners to facilitate progress towards reducing food waste while enabling farmer resilience,” UPL chief executive officer Jai Shroff said.

“With around one third of global food production lost annually due to food waste, this is a problem our industry cannot ignore,

“Our partnership with TeleSense represents a new vision for how grain is stored, handled and transported by creating a more efficient, data-driven supply chain that will reduce food waste, improve food quality and increase sustainability.”

TeleSense uses scalable sensor technology on an artificial intelligence (AI) platform to monitor the temperature, humidity and carbon dioxide levels of stored grain.

It leverages fixed and portable sensors to monitor the current and future condition of stored grain, while automating the detection and mitigation of potential issues such as hotspots, excess moisture, or pests.

Machine-learning algorithms provide users with alerts needed to effectively manage and predict grain quality, ensure safety, improve operational efficiency, and increase profitability.

Adding TeleSense technology to UPL’s portfolio complements its range of gas monitoring, safety and detection devices as well as fumigants.

“Our partnership with UPL represents an unprecedented commitment to reducing food waste, ensuring food security, delivering supply chain sustainability, and increasing profitability for growers,” TeleSense co-founder and CEO Naeem Zafar said.

“The food value chain continues to evolve and become more complex.

The companies envisage UPL’s global footprint and TeleSense’s technology will provide new solutions to meet the requirements of both developed and developing countries.

The partnership aligns with UPL’s aim to support the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and its mission to make every single food product more sustainable.

UPL Ltd. is a global provider of sustainable agriculture products and solutions.

As one of the largest agriculture-solutions companies worldwide, UPL’s portfolio includes biologicals and traditional crop protection solutions with more than 13,600 registrations.

UPL has a presence in more than 130 countries, and its Australian head office is in Adelaide.

TeleSense has offices in Europe and Australia.

Source: UPL, TeleSense




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  1. Great to see Naeem and the team at TeleSense continuing to grow and forge forward

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