The Climate Corporation Expands Digital Solutions for Canadian Farmers through Two New Ag Tech Partnerships
TORONTO, Ontario (July 16, 2019) — The Climate Corporation (Climate), a subsidiary of Bayer, today announced new platform partnership agreements between the company’s industry-leading Climate FieldView™ digital agriculture platform and two Canadian-based ag-tech companies, Effigis Geo-Solutions and Croptimistic Technology Inc. (Croptimistic). With these new agreements, mutual farmer customers can access new insights from their FieldView data through integration with Effigis’s FieldApex fertilizer management platform and Croptimistic’s SWAT MAPS (Soil, Water, and Topography) technology.
“As the use of digital tools continues to accelerate and data collection capabilities continue to increase, the ability to seamlessly manage multiple data sources within a single platform is essential for well run operations,” said Denise Hockaday, Canada Business Lead for The Climate Corporation. “FieldView allows farmers to easily access a diverse and interconnected set of services and data sources to make farm management decisions with increased confidence.”
Effigis’s FieldApex calculates the most profitable nitrogen rate to apply to corn fields for each parcel and each season while protecting yields and the environment. With the addition of Effigis’s FieldApex platform, farmers who use FieldView will have the ability to access additional fertilization management tools to support their field management decisions, backed by industry-leading technology and data that’s specific to their operations. “Partnering with Climate is a step forward in Effigis’ vision to connect innovative technologies, artificial intelligence and agronomic insights to develop strategic fertilizer prescription tools and apps that can increase farmer profitability and sustainability,” said Nicos-Keable Vezina, Precision Agriculture Director at Effigis.
Croptimistic’s SWAT Maps (Soil, Water, and Topography) technology uses soil sensors, water flow data and topography modeling to create zone-based, high resolution maps for variable rate seeding and fertility prescriptions. This module is built into their CropRecords software system. Integration with FieldView will enhance farmer access to Croptimistic’s unique mapping technology to more accurately map variability across their fields. “Croptimistic’s advanced soil mapping technology provides farmers with insights to better understand variability in their fields. Partnering with Climate will enable mutual farmer customers the ability to view our high resolution maps in the FieldView platform, unlocking additional data layers to help optimize inputs,” says Cory Willness, President of Croptimistic.
The Climate Corporation’s mission is to help all the world’s farmers sustainably increase their productivity through the use of digital tools. First launched in the United States in 2015, FieldView is now on more than 60 million paid acres across the United States, Canada, Brazil and Europe. It has quickly become the most broadly connected digital platform in the industry and continues to expand into new regions around the world.
As innovation in the digital agriculture space continues to accelerate rapidly, Climate continues to explore partnership opportunities to provide farmers with the insights they need to improve productivity. To date, Climate has announced partnerships with more than 60 platform partners globally, including several partners in Canada.
If companies 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.
About Effigis Geo-Solutions
Effigis Geo-Solutions Inc. (Effigis) is a technology innovation company who designs, uses and implements geospatial-intelligence driven solutions. It serves numerous industries, including precision agriculture, telecommunications, energy, aerospace, mining, oil and gas, engineering, and forestry. It draws from a vast selection of geospatial data collection tools to provide services ranging from satellite image analysis to the development of custom solutions supporting land mapping, field operations, cable network monitoring, and asset management. It has developed and commercializes three proprietary solutions, namely FieldApex, CPAT FLEX, and OnPOZ. For more information, visit www.effigis.com.
Bayer is a global enterprise with core competencies in the life science fields of healthcare and nutrition. Its products and services are designed to benefit people by supporting efforts to overcome the major challenges presented by a growing and aging global population. At the same time, the Group aims to increase its earning power and create value through innovation and growth. Bayer is committed to the principles of sustainable development, and the Bayer brand stands for trust, reliability and quality throughout the world. In fiscal 2018, the Group employed around 117,000 people and had sales of 39.6 billion euros. Capital expenditures amounted to 2.6 billion euros, R&D expenses to 5.2 billion euros. For more information, visit www.bayer.com.