Bayer expands its digital innovative tools line to assure better grain crops
14.01.2019 18:12 "Agro Perspectiva" (Kyiv) —
As of last week, the Climate Corporation (Climate), a subsidiary of Bayer and the industry leader as for bringing digital innovation to farmers, announced strong harvest results for farmers using ‘Seed Advisor’, its new predictive seed selection and placement technology for maize, Bayer reports.
As to the report, ‘Seed Advisor’ empowers seed dealers with a predictive model that combines the industry largest, proprietary seed genetics library with regional seed performance data to help predict the best performing hybrids for each of a farmer’s fields. So, ‘Seed Advisor’ was field tested by a group of farmers and their dealers through the company FieldView™ Innovators program across 100,000 US maize acres within Iowa, Illinois and Minnesota within the 2018 growing season. Harvest results demonstrated an average yield advantage of 9.1 bushels per acre against what the farmer would have planted without Seed Advisor recommendations, with a more than 80% win rate.
«It’s a simple tool for farmers who want to see positive results,» Rick DeGroote, one of the Iowa farmers, says.
«As of 2018, I used Seed Advisor recommendations for 90% of my fields, and if my results prove anything, it’s that this technology will be adopted quickly when it’s widely available. I believe The Climate Corporation is the clear leader, and I look forward to more innovations they’ll bring my farm in the future,» he admits.