January 19, 2022
FSB Companies announced its investment in FruitScout, a mobile-based crop management software for the ag sector. The investment comes alongside strategic capital partners Bower Capital, TFX Capital, and SaaS Ventures. The investment is expected to bring accretive synergies within the agriculture sector of the FSB portfolio.
FruitScout allows users to determine the optimal capacity of a fruiting tree by taking a picture with their phone. The FruitScout mobile application then analyzes the uploaded photos to determine the optimal crop load for maximal returns, and the dashboard allows the user to fine tune targets based on grower knowledge and local conditions. AI and computer vision analyze photos taken of buds, blossoms, fruitlets, and fruits. Counts and sizes are calculated automatically, making sure you always know where crops stand from bud to bin. Users can set interim targets for pruning and thinning, track progress at each stage of the season, and stay on top of orchard operations. Visibility down to the block, row, and tree levels allows users be as precise as needed to optimize yield.
To learn more about FruitScout follow the link below to their website and request a demo.