Five key facts you whould know about Televitis
Televitis is a R & D group at the University of La Rioja and at the Institute of Sciences of Grape and Wine (ICVV), in Spain. It aims at promoting and developing the research in precision viticulture and the application of new technologies in the vineyard. It was founded in 2008 by Javier Tardáguila.
Televitis develops new plant phenotyping methods, to characterize the anatomical and physiological traits of the grapevine, using non-destructive methods in the field.
Precision viticulture allows to improve the quality of the grape, as it enables the delineation of homogeneous subzones within a vineyard plot, and therefore, the application of the best, optimized practices in each zone. Precision viticulture is a clear commitment to sustainable production, as it facilitates the rational and optimized use of natural resources and manpower.
Televitis develops solutions for the grape and wine industry from own algorithms and patents. The Televitis team works to develop non-invasive sensors, which enable the monitoring of yield, grape composition and plant water status in a fast and non-invasive way.
The future of viticulture lies on the integration of all these sensors in moving platforms or phenomobiles, either man-driven (quads, tractors, drones) or autonomously driven (robots). It is all about Smart Agriculture (SmartAg).
“The development of mobile platforms and robotics facilitate the true application of precision viticulture”
2008The Televitis group starts the research work on precision viticulture.
2010The Televitis group starts to use proximal and aerial thermorgraphy for vineyard monitoring.
2011Televitis participates in its first EU Project: MODEM-IVM.
2014It starts the development and coordination of the VineRobot EU Project.
2014Televitis patents its first solutions.
2015Release of the vitisFlower app and participation in the Resolve EU project.