Partnership to deliver satellite imagery to farms globallyStaff Writer | March 23, 2018
Corteva Agriscience, Agriculture Division of DowDuPont, through its software business, Granular, announced with Planet – an integrated aerospace and data analytics company – a significantly expanded global partnership to deliver digital agriculture software solutions for farmers.
Farming The three-year agreement
"Planet operates the world's largest fleet of satellites and is quickly advancing its image frequency and quality," said Sid Gorham, Granular co-founder and CEO.
"Our team of data scientists have built tools that translate Planet's imagery into actionable insights on the health of crops throughout the growing season.
"Our farmer customers access these insights via Granular's easy-to-use mobile applications – enabling farmers to tap into the power of a global satellite network right from their phone."
"The team at Granular is doing groundbreaking work in agriculture, delivering software solutions to farmers that help them do their jobs. Planet's daily imagery will now play an even more important role in that work," said Will Marshall, CEO and co-founder of Planet.
"With Planet's stream of information, Granular customers will have the insights they need to ensure optimal field conditions and increase yields."
Under the expanded partnership, Granular will directly license and integrate Planet's daily feed of satellite imagery into its farm-management software, beginning with its industry-leading agronomy offering, Encirca Services.
The combination of Planet's first-of-its-kind global daily satellite data with Granular's world-class crop modeling talent and datasets enable farmers to access valuable insights for real-time response. Daily satellite imagery from Planet provides farmers with timely visibility into problem spots, as well as patterns in weather-related impacts, on every field.
Granular's proprietary analytics advance the use of this daily imagery – providing farmers with a complete view of what certain patterns and conditions indicate about crop health, along with proven methods for optimal response.
Together, the combined solutions enable farmers to maximize crop potential. ■