EarthSense Awarded Regenerative Ag Grant

Category : EnterpriseWorks
Posted on: November 17, 2021

EnterpriseWorks startup EarthSense was chosen to receive a grant of up to $50,000 in seed funding from the Illinois Regenerative Agriculture Initiative at the University of Illinois. 

EarthSense is a startup led by co-founders Chinmay Soman and Girish Chowdhary,  founded with the goal of creating dramatic new possibilities for crop breeders, plant protection products developers, crop scientists, and field agronomists. TerraSentia, their first robot, improves the quantity, accuracy, cost, and speed of in-field plant trait data collection, specifically for under canopy plants. 

The Regenerative Ag Grant awarded to EarthSense will be used primarily to prototype an autonomous robotic harvester with the capacity to enable large-scale chestnut farming in the United States.