Kongskilde’s simple, smart and robust Webstech technology monitors temperature and relative humidity in post-harvest, stored biomass, alerting farmers when their crops are at risk.
Webstech is minimizing food losses through temperature and humidity sensors in stored agricultural produce. The technology provides information that reduces the unnecessary loss of produce, thus helping improve agricultural productivity and feed quality. By doing so, the system also increases profits for farmers.
The system works via intelligent sensors installed in the stored food and connected to a base station. If the temperature gets too high in a stock of produce, the farmer will be alerted via email or SMS, helping to prevent a larger food loss. Webstech helps farmers to look after their produce, such as stored corn or potatoes, and can also be used in other sectors, such as maintaining the health of grass on golf courses. Webstech was previously its own entity, but is now owned by Kongskilde.
Why you should care
According to the World Resources Institute, 24% of all food produced every year is either lost before consumption or wasted through being discarded. Of this, approximately half is lost in production, handling and storage. Webstech has developed a technology for farmers to keep an eye on their produce after they have been put into storage. The solution is a minor investment compared to typical losses in stored stock.