FORCE-A

Modern agriculture is experiencing major changes, under the combined effects of strongly increasing food demand and ever more constraining environmental laws. These evolutions are strong drivers for higher yields, better quality controls and lower levels of chemical inputs. FORCE-A continues to open new perspectives for its customers, through its innovative photonic solutions dedicated to real-time crop diagnostics and monitoring. FORCE-A`s new diagnostic tools for plants are based on portable and embedded optical sensors that deliver high added value information in real time to our agricultural customers. They can monitor chemical inputs and do early stage crop quality assessment. Our innovative sensing technology uses fluorescence signals from plants, for non destructive acquisition of new robust signatures of plant status and growth stage.

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Université Paris Sud 11 – Bâtiment 503, Rue du Belvédère , Orsay Cedex , 91893 France

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Business Type:
Manufacturer
Industry Type:
Agriculture
Market Focus:
Globally (various continents)

This company also provides solutions for other industrial applications.
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Thanks to these intrinsic benefits, our products and services allow customers from the agricultural world to meet new environmental protection standards and specifications governing farming activities. They add value to their products through improved quality while limiting the impact of use of fertilizers and plant protecting agents. Our optical sensor solutions provide fast return on investment and generate increased crop value.

FORCE-A aims to be a world leader on its market segment, through its expertise - derived from a combination of in-house know-how and targeted partnerships – in areas linked to optical sensors, decisional aid criteria, and the agricultural processes by which our high-performance solutions are put into application. The keystone for our aim and ambition is a highly experienced, responsive and creative multidisciplinary team.

The world is dramatically changing and is confronted with two major problems: a strong demographic increase and the global warming. The answer for farming will be to produce more food supplies in a more responsible way.

It is in this context of smart farming that FORCE-A decided to act.

The company, leader in optical instrumentation applied to ecophysiology and to various kinds of crops, and especially grapevine, proposes to his customers, that they are researchers, farmers or wine growers, smart tools to measure and decide.

As such, products based on the fluorescence, as the DUALEX® and the MULTIPLEX®, are used in the research laboratories of the whole world, and their technology serves to advise the grape growers in the major phases of the management of the vineyard that are the vine shoots (the wood), the vigour (the leaf) and the maturity (the fruit).

Helping our customers to validate scientific hypotheses or to optimize the crop practices, without never replacing them, is the real mission that undertook FORCE-A.

Being a smart partner towards a more responsible approach with all his customers.