SAN FRANCISCO, CA --- The Climate Corporation announces an unprecedented advancement in digital agriculture: the development of the industry’s first in-field sensor network, including a groundbreaking soil nitrate sensor, that will feed into the agronomic models in the company’s Climate FieldViewTM platform. Climate’s new sensor network will create a true digital ag ecosystem to support the important agronomic decisions farmers make each season to protect and increase yield.
To encourage additional advancements in agriculture and enable a faster path to market for digital ag innovations, Climate also announced it will extend its software infrastructure to enable other innovators to build upon and provide additional data layers into its industry-leading platform.
Climate’s first platform partner is Veris Technologies, which manufactures and markets the world’s first high-resolution, on-the-go soil sensing technology that produces precise maps of soil texture, organic matter and pH. This unique technology is designed to help farmers improve profitability by accurately mapping soil variability across their fields.
The extension of the platform is enabled by Climate’s latest science innovation to develop the first in-field sensor network, currently in early testing. “Our sensor network will collect an unprecedented amount of field data, at a more frequent and granular level, to drive insights that can help farmers unlock untapped yield potential,” said Sam Eathington, chief scientist for The Climate Corporation. “We’ve made significant advancements to help farmers connect data from their equipment to Climate FieldView. With in-field sensors, we’ll be connecting the field the same way we've connected the cab. Ultimately, we will incorporate many types of sensors to turn fields into living data systems that integrate into the Climate FieldView platform.”
Climate’s sensor network includes the industry’s first in-field nitrate sensor that can support farmers’ efforts to manage the application of nitrogen to enhance efficiency and maximize yield. Recently, the company purchased SupraSensor Enterprises and acquired rights to this unique nitrate sensor technology. Other sensors in Climate’s research pipeline include precipitation, equipment-mounted sensors, and additional soil sensors.
Climate’s digital ag ecosystem and platform extension enhance the innovation of Climate FieldView tools, which include: Climate FieldView Pro, providing customized, field-level agronomic insights powered by data science; Climate FieldView Plus, providing seamless data integration and visualization; and Climate FieldView Prime, providing field-level weather, notifications and scouting.