TORONTO, Ontario (Oct. 31, 2018) — Today, The Climate Corporation, a subsidiary of Bayer, announced new platform partnership agreements between the company’s industry-leading Climate FieldView™ platform and three Canadian-based ag tech companies, SoilOptix, A&L Canada Laboratories Inc. and AgCon Aerial Corp. The addition of these new partners will deliver powerful new capabilities and value for farmers, expanding the industry’s broadest and fastest growing digital agriculture platform.
“Over the past two growing seasons, Canadian farmers across 4 million acres have experienced the value of the Climate FieldView platform’s data-driven, digital tools to help address the many decisions they make each year to optimize productivity,” said Denise Hockaday, Canada business lead for The Climate Corporation. “Through collaborations with companies like SoilOptix, A&L Canada Laboratories Inc. and AgCon Aerial Corp, we are continuing to accelerate digital ag innovation and the ability for farmers to access more digital solutions in one, connected platform.”
SoilOptix is an Ontario-based soil mapping system that offers high-definition, detailed field nutrient maps. Through The Climate Corporation’s partnership with SoilOptix, farmers will be able to integrate and visualize key soil data layers in Climate FieldView, and work with their agronomic partners to create optimal seeding and fertility prescriptions. “We are thrilled to partner with The Climate Corporation to enable more farmers the ability to visualize and analyze the health of their soils, providing additional knowledge and value for farmers as they make important cropping decisions,” said Paul Raymer, chief executive officer and co-founder of SoilOptix.
A&L Canada Laboratories Inc. is an Ontario-based research and development technology company that will enable farmers who use Climate FieldView to easily view their soil test results on one platform. The integration will help farmers better understand soil health, identify the right combination of nutrients to manage and improve field productivity, and analyze crop health and performance based on different soil zones within the field. “Data, analytics and insights are the driving force behind our world-class laboratories,” said Nevin McDougall, president and chief commercial officer for A&L Laboratories, Inc. “We welcome this strategic partnership with The Climate Corporation as they share our commitment to enhance Canadian agronomy, and they’re a leader in advancing digital ag technologies for farmers.”
AgCon Aerial Corp. is an Alberta-based, aerial solutions provider that delivers extensive field mapping and analysis through advanced aerial imagery, helping farmers understand the health of their crops. Farmers who use Climate FieldView in Western Canada will have the ability to access on-demand, high resolution imagery from AgCon Aerial Corp, alongside other imagery data layers, to gain a deeper understanding of in-season performance of their crops. “At AgCon Aerial, our foundation is set deeply in agriculture and UAV technology, said Al Graham, vice president of business development for AgCon Aerial Corp. “We view this partnership as a strong move to help farmers make the right decisions based on the best information available.”
First launched in the United States in 2015, the Climate FieldView digital agriculture platform is on more than 60 million paid acres across the United States, Canada, Brazil and Europe. It has quickly become the most broadly connected platform in the industry and continues to expand into new global regions. As innovation in the digital agriculture space continues to accelerate rapidly around the globe, Climate continues to explore partnership opportunities to provide farmers with the insights they need to improve their productivity. To date, Climate has announced partnerships with more than 50 platform partners globally, including the Canadian on-demand aerial imagery company, Deveron UAS Corp and Canadian image analysis company, Skymatics.
If you are interested in partnering with The Climate Corporation, please visit www.climate.com/partners. For more information about the Climate FieldView platform in Canada, contact Climate Support at 1.888.924.7475 or visit www.climatefieldview.ca.
For more information about SoilOptix, AgCon Aerial Corp. or A&L Canada Laboratories Inc., visit soiloptix.com, agconaerial.com and www.alcanada.com.
About The Climate Corporation
The Climate Corporation, a subsidiary of Bayer, aims to help all the world’s farmers sustainably increase their productivity through the use of digital tools. The integrated Climate FieldView™ digital agriculture platform provides farmers with a comprehensive, connected suite of digital tools. Bringing together seamless field data collection, advanced agronomic modeling and local weather monitoring into simple mobile and web software solutions, the Climate FieldView platform gives farmers a deeper understanding of their fields so they can make more informed operating decisions to optimize yields, maximize efficiency and reduce risk. For more information, please visit www.climate.com and follow the company on Twitter @climatecorp.
Bayer is a global enterprise with core competencies in the Life Science fields of health care and agriculture. Its products and services are designed to benefit people and improve their quality of life. At the same time, the Group aims to create value through innovation, growth and high earning power. Bayer is committed to the principles of sustainable development and to its social and ethical responsibilities as a corporate citizen. In fiscal 2017, the Group employed around 99,800 people and had sales of EUR 35.0 billion. Capital expenditures amounted to EUR 2.4 billion, R&D expenses to EUR 4.5 billion. For more information, go to www.bayer.ca.
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