Picketa Systems offers real-time plant tissue sampling for growers and agri-businesses to conduct nutrient analyses rapidly and independently. An online platform monitors weather, fertilizer applications, and crop rotation history to deliver a comprehensive overview of crop status at the glimpse of a dashboard. The platform records, manages, and presents users’ data via web and mobile applications. With timely information, farmers can optimize their fertilizer program and operation.
From Grand Falls, New Brunswick, Xavier has always been fascinated by how start-ups develop into meaningful organizations. Xavier developed a greater appreciation for agricultural research while spending the summer at the University of Saskatchewan. The disconnect between agriculture research and industry remained an interest that led to the creation of Picketa Systems. At UNB, Xavier pursued his interest in artificial intelligence, data science, cybersecurity, and project management. He is now looking to scale precision agriculture, equipped with data analytics, practical software development, and business experience to lead an entrepreneurial venture.
Picketa’s team is on a mission to integrate real-time plant tissue analysis into the agricultural workflow, enabling responsible and optimal resource management for growers, food processors, and fertilizer companies.