BASF Acquires Digital Farming Portfolio from ZedX

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BASF has announced that they have acquired ZedX Inc., a digital agriculture developer.  ZedX focuses on developing agronomic weather and crop and pest models. BASF plans to uses these resources to help growers take advantage of the power of big data. “Growers are embracing cutting-edge technology and tools that can help them increase crop yields,” said Scott Kay, Vice President, …

Agribusiness, BASF, Data

Farm Market iD Upgrades Software

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Farm Market iD’s FarmFocus software has been a leader in grower data for nearly 10 years. Users can now expect even more from the product with the introduction of several new features and capabilities, most notably the Grower Profile. The online database covers 2 million farmers and 300 million acres of crops with user friendly interfaces for mapping, charts, graphs, …

Agribusiness, Data, Software

Agrible Pocket Drone Control App Makes Drones Easy

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The Pocket Drone Control app from Agrible is making it easier for growers to gather insights from ariel images. The new software works with Crop Copter’s UAVs to find damage in a field from weather or pests. The iOS app works with the Morning Farm Report suite of analytic tools that provide decision-making information about everything from when fields are …

Aerial Imagery, Agrible, Agribusiness, Data, Scouting

Knoa Helps GROWMARK Boost Performance

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Knoa Software is pleased to announce that GROWMARK, Inc. is utilizing SAP® User Experience Management (SAP UEM) to increase user adoption and improve performance of its applications. “This is a groundbreaking project that further confirms our commitment to supporting SAP enterprise solutions,” said Brian Berns, CEO of Knoa Software. “We are very pleased to help GROWMARK identify and proactively address …

Agribusiness, Data, Growmark, Software, technology

Planet, FarmShots Offer Free Trial to Deere Center Users

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Planet and FarmShots are working together with John Deere to provide their products to users of the Operations Center.  Planet offers global imaging with the largest constellation of Earth-imaging satellites.  FarmShots analyzes drone and satellite date for growers, reducing field scouting by up to 90 percent. Now anyone with a free MyJohnDeere account can use the FarmShot’s software to access …

Aerial Imagery, Agribusiness, Data, John Deere

Sentera Expands Products to 350 Store Fronts

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Sentera, a leading supplier of complete data solutions to the agriculture industry, is making its products available at more than 350 retail locations in North America. Agronomists, crop consultants and growers can now take advantage of Sentera’s solutions for collecting and interpreting field data with their normalized difference vegetation index (NDVI). Sentera’s complete precision agriculture data solutions include AgVault™ web, …

Agribusiness, Data

TechAccel Invests Again in Benson Hill Bio

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Benson Hill Biosystems is a St. Louis based company focusing on getting them most from the genetic potential of plants using data analytics. Technology Acceleration Partners (TechAccel) has made a recent investment in Benson Hill, making up a part of their recent drive to raise $25 million. TechAccel’s was also part of Benson Hill’s earlier fundraising efforts. “Benson Hill brings cloud biology …

Agribusiness, Data

2017 Syngenta Crop Challenge Winner Announced

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A team from the BioSense Institute in Serbia has been selected as this year’s first-place winner of the Syngenta Crop Challenge in Analytics. Their winning entry provided a model that predicts the seed varieties growers in a specific region were likely to select. Oskar Marko, Sanja Brdar, Marko Panić, Isidora Šašić, Milivoje Knežević, Danica Despotović, Vladmir Crnojević and Zorana Djindjica …

Contest, Data, seed, Syngenta

Muddy Boots Signs Subscription Agreement with Iteris

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Muddy Boots Software has purchased a multi-year global subscription to Iteris, Inc.’s ClearAg weather information. Muddy Boots plans to integrate the weather information into their Greenlight Grower Management System to offer real-time field and crop data, optimize decision making based on current and forecasted weather conditions, reduced risk and better understanding of application timing for crop protection products. “By being …

Agribusiness, Data, weather

The Climate Corp and Koch Provider Deeper Insights

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Koch Agronomic Services, which provides plant performance technologies, will be working with The Climate Corporation to create data science models for the Climate FieldView platform, specifically models for nitrogen monitoring. Users will be able to find Koch products in the Climate FieldView account, making the insights offered by the software even more personalized. This expansion is part of the August …

Agribusiness, Data, Koch, Nitrogen