Business & Policy
The Climate Corporation Expands digital agriculture platform into Eastern Canada
By Top Crop Manager
Sept. 15, 2016 - The Climate Corporation, a subsidiary of Monsanto Company, recently announced the introduction of the company's industry-leading Climate FieldView digital agriculture platform into Eastern Canada for the 2017 growing season.
According to a news release, the platform will give Canadian farmers the ability to easily collect, visualize, and analyze their field data in one centralized platform and uncover personalized field insights to support the many crucial decisions they make each season to maximize crop productivity.
"Similar to the launch of biotechnology in the 1990s, we are now experiencing the next revolution of global agriculture through transformative digital technologies that are helping farmers gain a much deeper understanding of their fields, optimize their resources and maximize their return on every acre," says Mike Stern, chief executive officer for The Climate Corporation.
The Climate FieldView platform is said to combine data science with field science and on-farm data to take the complex, environmental interactions that happen in each unique field and turn them into customized insights farmers can use to make data-driven decisions with confidence.
Officially launched in 2015, Climate FieldView is now on more than 92 million acres across the United States, with more than 100,000 farmers there actively engaging in Climate's digital tools. In less than two growing seasons, Climate FieldView has already become the most broadly connected platform in the industry and has continued to expand new, unique product features and geographic availability of its offerings.
Climate FieldView features in Eastern Canada
- Data Connectivity - Farmers can experience simple data collection, storage and visualization through the Climate FieldView Drive, a device that provides seamless data connectivity by easily transferring field data from a farmer's equipment into their Climate FieldView account. Launched early this year in the United States, FieldView Drive captures key planting data including hybrid and planting population, as well as key harvest data such as yield, and digitally displays that data in a farmer's Climate FieldView account as the farmer passes through the field. This enables the ability for farmers to easily understand hybrid performance by field, and population with side-by-side views of as-planted and yield data. FieldView Drive will work with many tractors and combines in Eastern Canada. In addition to the FieldView Drive, farmers can connect their field data to their Climate FieldView account through Precision Planting's 20/20 monitors and John Deere's Wireless Data Server (WDS) technology. Climate FieldView also offers farmers the option of cloud-to-cloud connection with many other agricultural software systems, as well as manual file upload.
- Yield Analysis Tools - The Climate FieldView platform also provides seed performance analysis tools to help farmers evaluate the impact their agronomic decisions have on yield, so they can build the best plan to maximize profitability for the next season. Farmers can analyze seed performance by field and hybrid, and better understand their field variability by quickly and easily comparing digital field maps side-by-side.
- Advanced Satellite Imagery - With frequent and consistent high-quality field satellite imagery, farmers can find out what's happening beyond the end rows and identify issues early, prioritize scouting, and take action to protect yield. Climate's proprietary imagery process provides consistent imagery quality and frequency by using high-resolution imagery with vegetative data from multiple images, in addition to advanced cloud identification. Farmers can also drop geo-located scouting pins on field health images and navigate back to those spots for a closer look, or share with agronomic partners.
- Field-Level Weather - With field-level weather information and notifications, farmers can more efficiently prioritize and plan each day. Farmers can view historical, real-time and forecasted weather to decide which fields are workable based on average field precipitation and wind speed.
The Climate FieldView platform will be available for purchase in Eastern Canada in winter 2016, so that farmers can begin using it on their farms in time for the 2017 growing season. To experience the complete value of the platform throughout the entire season, farmers should sign up for Climate FieldView by Jan. 1, 2017. Farmers can try field-level weather insights, including notifications and scouting, as well as advanced satellite imagery for free on two trial fields. Pricing for the Climate FieldView offering in Canada will be available this fall.
For more information about the Climate FieldView platform, contact support at 888-924-7475 or visit www.climate.com/canada.