Small. Is. Good.
We’re an agri-tech start up commercialising a deceptively simple idea: small robots not big tractors.
Because unfortunately big tractors are neither efficient nor environmentally friendly. Currently, 95% of energy is used ploughing. And ploughing is only necessary because of heavy machinery crushing soil.
We are building robots that will seed and care for each individual plant in your crop. They will only feed and spray the plants that need it, giving them the perfect levels nutrients and support, with no waste.
This level of detail allows you to be kinder to soil, kinder to the environment, more efficient, more precise and more productive. It’s the best of all worlds. An increased yield, as well as minimal chemical usage. So you can increase revenues by up to 40%, reduce costs by up to 60%.
Our robots are being designed and built by farmers, for farmers. Because we have spent the last year talking to you, we know you don’t want to buy robots. You are worried about the cost, and what happens if they break down. Instead you can lease our robots through a Farming as a Service (FaaS) model.
So you can take back control of your cashflow, and your time.
We. Love. Small.
better yields from less
Yield and profit are a huge concern for all the farmers we’ve spoken to.
Small robots are accurate, agile and affordable. Small robots can make your farm more efficient, more productive and more precise.
And so your farm is more profitable. That’s the business case.
With small robots, you need 95% less energy to establish crop.
Gathering constant, robust per-plant data creates a ‘profit map’ that shows which areas of field to use, and which to leave fallow.
Lightness reduces compaction, and increases the working window available to farmers.
And let’s not forget, an autonomous robot can work for 24hrs a day.
SMALL IS GREEN
Small robots are kinder to soil and kinder to the environment.
Because you don’t want to saturate your land with chemicals, or pump out CO2 and diesel fumes. You don’t like crushing worms or cutting hedgerows.
As a farmer, you are the custodian of the land. In your hands is the future of the soil, and the future of food. For you, for us, and all our children.
Small Robots. Friends to worms.
And hedgerows. And bees.
And the British Landscape.
MAKE MORE OF THE FARM
Don’t worry, robots won’t steal your jobs. Instead, they will change them.
With robots taking on much of the manual labour, Farmers will only spend 20% of the time on the things that generate 80% of revenue. With more free time, you can focus on making more money.
Agri-tourism is worth more than food production in the UK. And there’s a strong desire for crafted food products. So farmers can get better value from their crops, by turning them into products. It’s about bread, not wheat.
Farms tend not to provide a broad range of job types for rural economy. We are actively supporting the diversification of rural jobs in a programme we call Project Gingham.