Cargill launches software to help prevent shrimp production risks
IQShrimp application. (Photo: Cargill)
(UNITED STATES, 3/7/2018)
Cargill has developed the first cloud-based solution in the aquaculture industry intended to help farmers manage risks and make better decisions and to provide shrimp producers with data clarity and predictive insights.
This digital software, called iQShrimp, uses machine learning and sensors to give them real-time visibility into their farm operations.
"Shrimp farming has inherent weather and disease risks," explains Neil Wendover, Cargill's digital insights product line director for aquaculture.
"By working directly with shrimp farmers, our data scientists can use machine learning to deliver insights to inform decisions that directly impact the growth and economics of their operations," he adds.
The iQShrimp software captures data from shrimp ponds through mobile devices, sensors and automated feeders to record data about shrimp size, water quality, feeding patterns, and health and weather conditions. The system then co...