The Climate Corp., a subsidiary of Monsanto Co., announced this week that it has launched the Climate FieldView digital agriculture platform into western Canada for the 2018 growing season. With Climate’s analytics-based digital tools, the company said more Canadian farmers will be able to harness their data in one connected platform to identify and more efficiently manage variability in their fields, tailoring crop inputs to optimize yield and maximize their return on every acre.
In September 2016, the company first announced the introduction of the Climate FieldView platform in eastern Canada, where hundreds of farmers across nearly 1 million acres have been experiencing the value of data-driven, digital tools on their operations. Now, farmers in Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Alberta will have the ability to use the Climate FieldView platform to uncover personalized field insights to support the many crucial decisions they make each season to enhance crop productivity.
“The Climate FieldView platform is a one-stop shop for simple field data management, helping Canadian farmers get the most out of every acre,” said Denise Hockaday, Canada business lead for Climate Corp. “Through the delivery of the platform’s powerful data analytics and customized field insights, farmers across Canada have the power to tailor their agronomic practices more precisely than ever before, fine-tuning their action plans for the best outcome at the end of the season.”
Over the past year, the Climate FieldView platform had a strong testing effort across many farm operations in western Canada, enabling the Climate team to further develop the platform’s compatibility with all types of farm equipment and crops, including canola and wheat, to collect and analyze field data from multiple sources.
“Part of the challenge with data is managing all of the numbers and having an adequate cloud system to store and effectively analyze the information,” said Alberta farmer D’Arcy Hilgartner, who participated in testing the Climate FieldView platform on his operation this season.
“The Climate FieldView platform instantly transfers the field data gathered from my farm equipment into my Climate FieldView account, which is especially useful during harvest season, because I’m able to see where various crop inputs were used and analyze the corresponding yield. I’ve really enjoyed having this digital platform at my disposal, and I’m excited to see the positive impacts on my business this coming year.”
As Climate continues to expand its digital technologies to help more farmers access advanced agronomic insights, additional new data layers will feed the company’s unmatched research and development (R&D) engine, ultimately enabling the development of valuable new features for farmers in the Climate FieldView platform. In August 2017, the company announced the acceleration of R&D advancements through its robust innovation pipeline, along with new product features and enhancements to help farmers manage their field variability more precisely than ever before.
Launched in 2015, the Climate FieldView platform is on more than 120 million acres with more than 100,000 users across the U.S., Canada and Brazil. It has quickly become the most broadly connected platform in the industry and continues to expand into new global regions.