Know what works on your vineyard: Trends 996 684 vidacycle tech

Know what works on your vineyard: Trends

At the start, we aimed to make it very easy for farmers to collect data out in the field. Whether on the tractor or walking through rows of trees, we wanted to make it seamless, easy, and quick to record those observations in the moment. It made sense to start here because without quality observations and…

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Enabling a Cotswold farmer to monitor his own soil health & working with PFLA 2500 1875 vidacycle tech

Enabling a Cotswold farmer to monitor his own soil health & working with PFLA

A cheery Ian Boyd with his cows in a field of clover and wild-flowers knee high. The whole farm is covered in wildflowers! I arrived at Whittington Lodge in the Cotswolds on a very grey and damp day in August. A cheery Ian Boyd greeted me and immediately put the kettle on. At first Ian…

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Good News: Workmentor now available on ANDROID! 🙂 631 334 vidacycle tech

Good News: Workmentor now available on ANDROID! 🙂

We worked closely with a Chilean team to develop the Android version of the Workmentor app. It’s almost exactly the same as the iOS app, just a bit more swish looking. Our brilliant head of tech, Inti, made it all happen. As long as your phone has an NFC reader (check this list) workers can check…

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Meet Erik & Soledad, the newest farmers using both our apps to save time and gather data 1280 851 vidacycle tech

Meet Erik & Soledad, the newest farmers using both our apps to save time and gather data

Meet Erik and Soledad who live on a farm in Maule Valley, Chile where they grow 11 acres of blueberries and 70 acres of corn. They are the latest farmers to start using Sectormentor and Workmentor. Erik and Soledad are very hands on farmers, you find them out in the field most days. Soledad is…

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Case Study: Davenport Vineyards use Sectormentor to help determine if they need to do a second pruning 2500 1875 vidacycle tech

Case Study: Davenport Vineyards use Sectormentor to help determine if they need to do a second pruning

Will Davenport and his team have been collecting data for years but it was confined to scruffy notebooks and only typed up a few months later. No he uses Sectormentor to record the pruning weights from sample vines to determine how vigorous growth is. Back in the office they use the Sectormentor website to look at…

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Case Study: Marcela & Jorge use Workmentor to save time and better manage their workers 1024 681 vidacycle tech

Case Study: Marcela & Jorge use Workmentor to save time and better manage their workers

Marcela and Jorge run a family business growing and propagating blueberries and other fruits in the Central Region, Chile. They always used paper and poker chips to record the harvest but they recently switched to Workmentor to record how much each worker picked. Their workers love it, as do they! It saves them lots of time…

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Surviving the fire and the power of community 602 218 vidacycle tech

Surviving the fire and the power of community

Being an independent and smaller-scale farmer doesn’t always look that easy and we have been a bit quiet since a fire swept through our farm and charred everything. The more time we spend on the farm, the more we want to feel part of a wider community of independent farmers, both locally and around the…

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