Planet, FarmShots Offer Free Trial to Deere Center Users

Kelly Marshall

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

Kelly Marshall

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

Kelly Marshall

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

Kelly Marshall

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

Kelly Marshall

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

Kelly Marshall

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

Farmers Edge Goes Big at #Classic17

Kelly Marshall

Farmers Edge™, a global leader in decision agriculture, today launched the next generation of its award-winning farm management platform, FarmCommand™. Based on two years of feedback from its global network of growers, the new fully-integrated platform provides growers with easy access to crop, weather, equipment, soil, and other agronomic data all in one place. This announcement comes as Farmers Edge …

Agribusiness, Commodity Classic, Data, Farmers Edge, Nutrient Management, technology

Growers and ADC to Launch National Ag Data Cooperative

Kelly Marshall

Grower Information Services Cooperative (GiSC) and Agricultural Data Collation (ADC) have combined their technology platforms to create the AgXchange, an independent, secure and private data repository where producers control their data assets. The new platform sill utilize GiSC’s working data storage and visualization platform and ADC’s data storage and sharing pilot repository for increased functionality and value. From the platform …

Ag Group, Data

MZB Brings Precision Tech to Three Kansas Co-Ops

Kelly Marshall

Last year Garden City Co-op (GCC) began using MZB Technologies on their precision ag platform. The program has been so successful GCC has been added as a mapping center and two more Kansas cooperatives have also selected to use the MZB software package. The new agreements with Great Bend Co-Op and Frontier Ag will allow MZB to work closely with …

Agribusiness, Data, Variable rate

Syngenta To Use NRGene Software for Crop Breeding

Kelly Marshall

Syngenta has chosen genomics big data company NRGene to evaluate and accelerate trait discovery. Their cloud-based GenoMAGIC software package will make trait mapping more efficient, thanks to volumes of genomic data that allow researchers to identify brand sequence polymorphisms and holotypes.  The new process is faster and more cost effective, since breeders can easily relate genomic sequences with beneficial traits. …

Agribusiness, Data, Syngenta, Traits