Cultivation/Production, Equipment/Technology, North America

Canadian company to deploy real-time plant nutrient sampling technology into Maritime provinces

A New Brunswick company on the cutting edge of the province’s agricultural industry has just closed a $300,000 pre-seed investment round. As Tyler McLean reports for Huddle, the money will help Picketa Systems deploy its instant plant nutrient sampling technology into Atlantic Canada’s potato industry.

Plant nutrient analysis on its own is a process that can typically take weeks. But Picketa founder and CEO Xavier Hébert-Couturier says the company is showing how growers and agri-service providers can leverage Picketa’s plant tissue analysis in real-time.

“We’re developing real-time plant tissue analysis to be able to instantly tell farmers what nutrient concentrations their plants are, and what to buy,” Hébert-Couturier told Huddle.

Hébert-Couturier, along with co-founders Maxime Dumont, Dominic Levesque, and Zachary Anderson, developed Picketa Systems from a business plan that secured them first prize in the 2021 Apex Business Plan Competition’s undergraduate category.

Source: Huddle. Read the full story here
Photo: Picketa System’s Dominic Levesque sampling a local crop. Courtesy Picketa Systems via Huddle

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