Aurea Imaging Launches TMS TreeScout, The World’s First Tractor-Mounted Sensor For Precision Orchard Management

by | Jul 3, 2023


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Powered by AI and high-definition 3D computer vision, Aurea’s fully integrated high-precision sensor technology helps fruit farmers optimize their orchards at the individual tree level, increasing fruit yields, boosting revenues, lowering input costs, reducing labor expenses and safeguarding the environment.

Aurea Imaging, the leading crop intelligence provider for fruit growers, today announced the launch of TMS TreeScout®, the world’s first fully integrated tractor-mounted sensor for precision orchard management. Powered by AI and 3D computer vision, TMS (Tractor Mounted Sensor) TreeScout helps farmers with tasks including tree scanning, blossom mapping and vigor scoring of trees. It enables them to increase fruit tree yields, boost revenues, lower input costs, reduce labor expenses, and safeguard the environment.

Take a look at this short video of Aurea Imaging’s TMS TreeScout in action.

The market is challenging for fruit growers and orchards. Orchard owners must adapt to lower prices, budget for higher costs, navigate labor issues and respond to pressures to reduce their environmental impact. AI-powered TMS TreeScout is the first high-precision farming solution that gives fruit growers complete control over data collection, analysis and execution without the need of external services or third parties to help manage it. TreeScout works seamlessly with all major root pruners, sprayers and data platforms, enabling farmers to give each tree what it requires to thrive, while also saving on water, fertilizer and labor expenses.

How TMS TreeScout Works

Mounted on the grower’s tractor, TreeScout contains a high-definition 3D computer vision system and edge computing processing capacity that integrates with existing RTK-GPS equipment. The TMS TreeScout scans the trees in high definition while driving through the orchard, spraying, spreading or mowing, and then collects and uploads data to the cloud. Once the data is analyzed, farmers receive prescription maps with insights on individual trees, which enables growers to provide every tree with tailored care.

“We are on a mission to unlock the potential of every fruit tree,” said Bert Rijk, CEO and founder of Aurea Imaging. “The TMS TreeScout reinvents orchard management and ensures farmers finally have a precision orchard solution that gives them full control of their orchards to maximize profits. Fruit growers who use TMS TreeScout will ultimately work more efficiently, reduce costs and time, and increase yield and productivity.”

Aurea Imaging TMS TreeScout in field.

The TMS TreeScout was born out of the experience. Aurea Imaging founder Rijk grew up on a farm in the Netherlands and saw firsthand the problems farms had collecting actionable data to help their business. Most of the data collected was about entire farms, which offered farmers few avenues to improve since customized treatment is necessary for every tree. TreeScout addresses these challenges and helps farmers produce more food while also protecting the environment.

“The practicality of Aurea’s actual integration with our orchard applications is exceptional and drove our decision to work with them,” said James Simpson, Managing Director of Adrian Scripps Ltd, UK.

Fruit growers — and specifically apple and pear farmers, as well as manufacturers and resellers of orchard equipment, such as tractors and sprayers that are interested in working with Aurea Imaging are encouraged to contact to learn more.

About Aurea Imaging

Aurea Imaging logo.

Aurea Imaging is a leading crop intelligence provider for fruit growers. We combine innovative deep learning, sensor technology and agronomy and enable variable rate applications in the orchard to unlock the potential of every tree. Aurea Imaging’s unique data analysis uses AI, sensors and drones to monitor growth, flowering and production, enabling optimal management of orchards on individual tree level instead of a field level. Our prescription maps seamlessly integrate with all major brands of root pruners, sprayers, spreaders and data platforms.

Founded in 2016, the Aurea Imaging team comes from a farming background that combines boots on the ground with machine learning, engineering and software. They have a proven commercial track record in precision agriculture with nearly ten years of experience that spans the European Union, North America, New Zealand and South Africa. Based in Utrecht, The Netherlands, Aurea Imaging is a privately held company backed by impact investor PYMWYMIC. Follow Aurea Imaging on LinkedInYouTube, and Facebook, or learn more at