Tag: Farmers Edge

Farmers Edge, Lindsay Corporation form partnership to improve irrigation precision

Digital agriculture company Farmers Edge has announced a partnership with Nebraska-based irrigation equipment manufacturer Lindsay Corporation to sync the companies’ farm management and water application technology. Farmers Edge says its digital agronomic tools, including satellite imagery, will be offered through Lindsay’s Zimmatic network. Lindsay’s FieldNet software and Farmers Edge’s digital platform will also have the ability… Read more »

Farmers Edge looks to appeal U.S. court decision dismissing claims against Farmobile

Manitoba-based Farmers Edge says it believes there are grounds for an appeal after a U.S. court dismissed the company’s claims in a trade secrets-related lawsuit against Kansas-based Farmobile last week. A U.S. District Court judge in Nebraska issued a summary judgment on Thursday in the legal dispute over who owns the right to technology used… Read more »

Farmers Edge highlights R&D roadmap through 2019

Improved access to technology and sensors for tracking the weather, machinery, and crop development are helping farmers and agronomists with crop management decisions. “The ability to gather and integrate detailed information from growers’ fields, coupled with advances in weather forecasting, rapid processing, predictive modeling, and machine learning, is changing farming from a business that often… Read more »

Farmers Edge enters the world of crop insurance

Precision agriculture company Farmers Edge has plans to disrupt the crop insurance industry, announcing an agreement with global reinsurer PartnerRe on Tuesday. The four-year deal will see Farmers Edge and PartnerRe jointly develop new agriculture insurance products based on field data that Farmers Edge already collects for agronomic reasons. “For the longest time we’ve been… Read more »

Farmers Edge announces deal with Planet to deliver same-day satellite imagery

Farmers Edge has announced an exclusive arrangement with San Francisco-based aerospace and data company Planet to offer high-resolution, daily satellite imagery to farmers. With over 180 satellites orbiting Earth, Planet operates the world’s largest fleet of earth imaging satellites. Described as a “multi-million dollar, multi-year global distribution agreement,” Farmers Edge says it is now the… Read more »

It’s Time to Put Your Farm Data to Work With FarmCommand

“Big data” is a term that gets thrown around very regularly. In agriculture there are currently many players in the big data space, but few are making in-roads across the world. At Commodity Classic in San Antonio, Farmers Edge made a major move ahead of the competition by releasing the new Farm Command platform, which… Read more »

Canola School: Moving to Multiple N Applications for Canola

Dry conditions at seeding followed by plenty of rain left some canola growers in Western Canada wondering if their canola had enough nitrogen to reach its yield potential. As a result, there was increased interest in top-dressing N on canola this growing season. As Jack Payne, regional agronomist with Farmers Edge, explains in this Canola… Read more »

Canola School: N Sensing Tech in the Palm of Your Hand

Would your canola crop benefit from a top-dress or rescue application of nitrogen? A tissue test will give you an idea of whether plants are deficient, but you’ll have to wait for results. As Jack Payne explains in this Canola School episode, there are now several versions of in-field sensors that help agronomists and growers assess… Read more »

Farmers Edge Receives Additional $3.2 Million Investment From Osmington

The private real estate company that co-owns the Winnipeg Jets has exercised an option to invest another $3.2 million in precision ag business Farmers Edge. Toronto-based Osmington Inc., which is owned and controlled by David Thomson, chair of Thomson Reuters, has been investing in farmland for the last four years and first invested in Farmers… Read more »

Kickin’ Tires – Ep11 — How Does Your Combine Measure Up?

The ability to collect machine data wirelessly from farms across Canada is starting to yield practical information that can help farmers become more efficient — evidence that takes colour out of the equation to answer questions like “what’s the optimal engine speed of my model XYZ combine during harvest?” or “should I use a fuel conditioner in my combine?”. There’s… Read more »

Agritechnica 2015: Farmer’s Edge on the Challenges of International Business

When a business expands into international markets, it faces a whole new set of challenges ranging from culture and language barriers to politics and regulation. For Farmer’s Edge, a global provider of precision agriculture and variable rate technology, even things we take for granted in North America — like cell signal, or relatively fast adoption… Read more »

Farmers Edge Partners with Real Estate Company, Osmington Inc.

Winnipeg-based Farmers Edge has announced the addition of Osmington Inc. to its team of investors. Osmington is a private commercial real estate company, owned and controlled by David Thomson, chairman of Thomson Reuters. The company’s past investments include the retail redevelopment of Toronto’s Union Station and the purchase and relocation of NHL’s Atlanta Thrashers to… Read more »

Making Precision Agriculture Work at the Farm Level — An Interview with Wade Barnes of Farmers Edge

It was only ten years ago that Wade Barnes and Curtis MacKinnon, two agronomists in the Pilot Mound, Man. area, decided to start an agronomic consulting business for local farmers. “Our focus was to deal with the handful of really good clients in our local community, about 25 thousand acres. Our thoughts were we’d get to… Read more »

Farmers Edge Sets Up U.S. Headquarters; Plans to Expand Operational Presence

Winnipeg-based Farmers Edge announced today it is establishing its American headquarters in Shakopee, MN. Operational locations will also be available to farmers in all major grain growing regions in the U.S., the company says. “Our technology is a unique, one-of-a-kind system, that integrates data sources, direct from the field, into decision support information and crop… Read more »

Farmers Edge Acquires Lethbridge-Based GranDuke Geomatics

Winnipeg-based precision agriculture and data management company Farmers Edge announced Wednesday that it has acquired GranDuke Geomatics, a geospatial software development company based in Lethbridge. Founded by Guy Duke and Kevin Grant in 2012, GranDuke Geomatics, with the assistance of the National Research Council, offers customized software for geospatial applications in precision agriculture, environmental monitoring, and oil and… Read more »