PrecisionHawk and Genera Build Analysis Tool

Kelly Marshall

PrecisionHawk and Genera Energy have announced a partnership to develop data management tools for biomass crops.  Genera is a company that supplies biomass feedstocks and services, while Precision Hawk is a premier UAV manufacturer.  PrecisionHawk has successfully developed the DataMapper software program to help interpret the thousands of data points gained by a pass of the UAV through the field, …

Agribusiness, biomass, Software, UAV

JohnDeere Acquires Monosem

Taylor Truckey

Yesterday John Deere announced an agreement to acquire the European market leader in precision planters, Monosem. Four facilities in total will be purchased with two in France and two in the United States. John May, president, Agricultural Solutions and Chief Information Officer, said the business will maintain it’s independent nature by retaining its own brand and trademark, and will leverage …

John Deere, Machinery, Planting, Software

aWhere to Provide Data to SageInsight’s MyAgCentral

Kelly Marshall

“Farmers don’t need more data, they need smart data delivered to them in an understandable format[…]” says John Corbett, CEO of aWhere.  And smart data is exactly what aWhere and DN2K are working together to accomplish.  aWhere’s weather data and agronomic modeling services will now be avaliable to SageInsight‘s MyAgCentral customers. As a key contributor of meaningful agricultural big data, …

Agribusiness, Cloud, Data, Software

Deere, DN2K Form Joint Venture

Kelly Marshall

Deere & Company and DN2K are working together to form SageInsights, a joint venture to further develop DN2K’s existing cloud software.  The goal is to enhance the software, called MyAgCentral, to provide consulting services to growers.      and others who provide consulting services to growers. “Through this initiative, John Deere expands its products and services for precision agriculture,” said …

Agribusiness, Data, John Deere, Software

Trimble Transforms Data with New Software

Kelly Marshall

Trimble has released a new software solution– the Trimble Remote Sensing Suite.  The new software promises to transform satellite data into high-quality information using satellite imagery processing and software for object-based feature extraction.  The information can be used by geospatial professionals for agriculture, environmental, urban planning and a variety of other applications. “Quickly extracting relevant and accurate information from large …

Agribusiness, Data, Satellite, Software

Trimble Expands with Three New Offerings

Kelly Marshall

Trimble has recently announced three new projects within the company. Their Connected Farm solution will soon be available in subscription bundles to suit all types of farm management needs.  The entry level bundle allows growers to organize data from a desktop or mobile device.  A standard bundle gives farmers a platform for fleet management, crop health monitoring, precipitation monitoring, and …

Agribusiness, Apps, Software, Website, Wireless

Conservis Grows Business

Kelly Marshall

Conservis Corp., the industry leader in farm management software (FMS),has earned the business of six new farm customers in the past two weeks.  These six companies represent more than 70,000 acres in five states as well as Russia. Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota and South Dakota customers may now be served by Conservis and in Russia the company added a portion of the …

Agribusiness, Cloud, Data, Software

The MapShots Showcase at InfoAg Conference

Chuck Zimmerman

This was the 20th InfoAg Conference and Ted Macy has attended them all. During the conference he was the producer/director and star of the MapShots Showcase. Ted says we’re at a revolutionary point with data quality that allows for less hands on work. However, his company has had to deal with issues like customers who haven’t set up their monitors …

Agribusiness, Audio, InfoAg, MapShots, Software, Video

USDA, Microsoft Team to Address Food Resiliency

John Davis

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and Microsoft are partnering to explore how climate change will impact the United States’ food system with the intent of achieving better food resiliency. This USDA news release says the “Innovation Challenge” is a contest designed to challenge entrants to develop and publish new applications and tools that can analyze multiple sources of information …

Government, Software, USDA

Granular Raises $18.7 Mil in Latest Round of Financing

John Davis

Farm management software and analytics tools developer Granular has raised $18.7 million in the latest round of financing for the company. The California-based company says this will help them in their latest drive to expand. “We are excited to work with this top group of new and returning investors to become the leading provider of software and analytics to the …

Agribusiness, computers, Financing, Software