GEOSYS, a leading global provider of agronomic decision support tools, announced a global partnership with Pessl Instruments GmbH to add local weather data to its satellite imagery and weather model-based offerings. Collaboration enables local weather station data to be incorporated into GEOSYS products.
GEOSYS has historically focused on satellite imagery to measure crop progress and variability, and has used the relationship to past and current weather data to understand growing conditions. In its ambition to help agribusinesses with decision support from continent to field scale, GEOSYS wants to bring more confidence with measurement of actual local weather conditions. This global partnership expands end-user capabilities by incorporating data from Pessl Instruments’ FieldClimate platform into GEOSYS products, such as Croptical™.
“GEOSYS has set out to prove that the ‘Agricultural Internet of Things’ is not just hype, but a growing reality that is helping to improve decision making across the agriculture supply chain,” said Damien Lepoutre, founder and president of GEOSYS. “We look forward to working with Pessl Instruments to provide an innovative platform combination that further demonstrates our commitment to enhance crop management capabilities and increase yield through data integration.”
Kernel, a leading diversified agribusiness company in the Black Sea region, is one joint customer of GEOSYS and Pessl Instruments already realizing the value of utilizing satellite imagery and localized weather data. The global scope of this initiative with Pessl Instruments will make this innovative way of monitoring field conditions more readily accessible to customers across the globe.
Pessl Instruments´ products, including weather stations, automatic insect traps, high resolution field cameras, soil moisture monitoring devices, irrigation automation controllers and more, are known around the world for helping farmers to improve yields while saving energy, water and fertilizer.
“Collaboration between proven agriculture technology providers is essential to the evolution of this industry,” says Gottfried Pessl, founder and CEO of Pessl Instruments. By working with GEOSYS, we are enabling the localization of global model weather data with ground-level details to create more intelligent insights for growers. It’s going to make a real difference.”
Local weather station data from Pessl Instruments will be available to GEOSYS customers on April 15th, 2016.