Mobile platform for measurements in horticulture and floriculture

Vyacheslav Bykov, a graduate of Agrotechnology and Ecology Department of the Tavria State Agrotechnological University(TSAU), a leading engineer at state company «Institute of Evolutionary Ecology of the National Academy of Science of Ukraine»

Measuring area of 10 leaves in only 3 minutes? Easy!

Measuring area of 10 leaves seems to be not a too difficult task. However, in terms of time, it can be extremely time consuming. Particularly, if an agronomist use the wrong method for leaf area measurement. In this article, we would like to tell you about the real experience of applying Petiole for leaf area…
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Petiole App in Action: Fascinating Spinach

As you probably know, when we worked on Petiole App, we thought only about one specific plant – poplar. Yes, we wanted to help with leaf area measurement for poplar trees and nothing else! However, then we have discovered that our mobile application Petiole, can help to get plant data about any plant. Hence, today…
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Black Currants are edible berries; researchers work with them to get better variety and stress tolerance

Petiole App in Action: Black Currants

Today in our “Petiole App in Action” we will speak about black currants. We found that many of the researchers, who work with our mobile application, focus on these berries. That is why, we decide to make our own measurement of leaf area and chlorophyll content in black currants leaves.

Petiole Pro in Action: Apple Tree leaf area measurement and chlorophyll content

Petiole App in Action: Apple Trees

Apple trees are everywhere. Apples are actually one of the easiest fruit trees to grow and are also one of the most popular. In fact, they are cultivated worldwide and are the most widely grown species. They are easy to grow, provide delicious fruits and create a wonderful display in the garden or orchard. Moreover, thanks…
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Andrii Seleznov speaks about his agritech startup Petiole. Photo credit: Lviv Startup Garden Conference.

Andrii Seleznov about agritech in Ukraine at Lviv Startup Garden 2016

In March 2016, one of the most beautiful cities in Ukraine, our western capital – Lviv, hosted Startup Garden Conference. Andrii Seleznov, the technical founder of Petiole, was honoured to speak to the audience of this technological event.

Drones are the "flying guards" of crops

5 Reasons to Use Drones in Agriculture

Drones in agriculture are not a piece of big news. There are many successful case studies of using agriculture drones and increasing yields thanks to data, obtained by these machines. But what are the main areas of their use? How they can help an ordinary farmer or landowner?

Drones and Sugar Beet: Case Study. Photo credit: Petiole

Drones and Sugar Beet: Case Study

Today, we will consider a case study of a practical application of unmanned aerial drones on sugar beet fields. The fields are based in Ukraine and owned by a huge landfarming corporation.

Greenness Map of the Field or NDVI Mapping is very important for agriculture

How to calculate NDVI pixel values

Sometimes there is a need of the calculation of Normalised Difference Vegetation Index. Or, simply speaking, it is well-known as the task to calculate NDVI pixel values of a particular location. Sure, it is not always an easy and straightforward task. Indeed, in such cases, it is important to pay attention not only on the…
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Leaf area measurement with Petiole

Dr Oleg Furmanets speaks about plant leaf data tools

Plant leaf data tools are discussed by agronomists, students and agriculture managers. This is the topic of interest for any professional who work in agriculture and wants to improve own productivity. Oleg Furmanets, Ph.D in Agriculture (2015) is a lecturer at the Department of Agricultural Chemistry, Soil Science and Agriculture of the National University of Water Management…
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4 proven methods of how to measure leaf area

You have a plant leaf and need to know how to measure leaf area. What is the most efficient way to do this calculation? And how about accuracy? Let’s consider these questions and find the most relevant solution for you.