LandScan was formed in 2019 with a 5-year mission to develop the most advanced and complete site characterization and analysis system available anywhere. Landscan’s Platform for Discovery™ produces a complete digital signature of the crops and their growing environment and powers our Root Cause Analytics™ (RCA) tool. The RCA is a Biophysics-Boosted AI™ that combines all site characterization data with plant physiological intelligence to create Information Infrastructure for Agriculture; the foundation for optimizing farm management.
A group of curious and passionate engineers and scientists have been working quietly for 30 months. As we deploy our technology in more public forums in 2022 we have made the decision to start sharing our adventures and discoveries with others as we complete our mission over the next 30 months. Our team comprises experts across many disciplines that invent and deploy unique sensors and analytical tools unified by our mission.
Dan Rooney, PhD
Chief Executive Officer
Successful entrepreneur, inventor, and executive with 20+ years of experience in geotechnical and agricultural ventures.
Jeff Dlott, PhD
Chief Operating Officer
Dedicated, credentialed professional and successful entrepreneur with 30+ years of experience in agricultural science and sustainability.
Stephen Farrington, PE
Chief Technology Officer
Accomplished research engineer, R&D manager, and innovator with 20+ years of experience in sensors and algorithm development.
Chief Product Officer
Innovative technology leader with 20+ years of experience and a history of developing innovative products and services for ag and geospatial.
Our mission of creating a platform that digitally synchronizes the relationship between the growing environment and plant performance and behavior leverages the close coordination of three distinct, but related technical laboratories. Each lab Director is a leader in their field who inspires our team.
Our Amazing Team
Science and Technology Advisors
Patrick Brown, PhD
Dr. Brown is a Distinguished Professor at University of California, Davis and serves as an Advisor to LandScan in the areas of plant nutrition, plant physiology, technology development and application to optimize fertilizer use, and advanced harvesting systems in nut crops, citrus, and row crops.
John Norman, PhD
Dr. Norman is a Fellow in the American Society of Agronomy and in the Crop Science of America, and is co-author of a widely used text entitled “Introduction to Environmental Biophysics”. He has published 203 refereed publications in the scientific literature in 57 different professional journals and books.
Sabine Grunwald, PhD
Dr. Grunwald is Scientific Advisor at Landscan and Professor at the University of Florida. She has research expertise in pedometrics, AI modeling, soil and landscape modeling, soil and terrestrial carbon assessment, digital soil mapping, proximal soil sensing, and geoscience applications.