Aug. 21, 2014
Winfield Solutions, LLC (WinField), a Land O’Lakes company, has introduced a one-stop shop for Ag technology, Answer Tech™ and Data Silo.
Answer Tech™ by WinField is a web portal and mobile app store that brings together top agronomic decision-support and management applications in one complete toolbox. Answer Tech™ will provide education, evaluation, and access to all WinField proprietary and partnered apps.
Enabling the tools in Answer Tech™ is the WinField™ Data Silo — a secure, cloud-based data-management system created with industry-leading technologies. With the WinField™ Data Silo, agronomists can securely store and manage their farmers’ data for use with the tools available in Answer Tech™, which includes both proprietary tools like the R7® Tool and partnered apps.
"Answer Tech™ allows agronomists to coordinate all their ag technology tools easily and securely," said Dave Gebhardt, Ph.D., director of agronomic data and technology, WinField. "Answer Tech™ is an insights delivery system that allows apps to work harmoniously together. And, the WinField™ Data Silo offers a way for farmers to make better decisions by making more of their own data usable through the use of various tools."
In addition, Answer Tech™ includes a unique combination of best-in-class agronomic data, weather information and data science offered through Climate Pro™ by WinField. Exclusively available through WinField-affiliated retailers, Climate Pro™ by WinField will be powered by proprietary data such as plant nutrition information from the WinField NutriSolutions® 360° System, spray application guidance from the patented Spray Analysis System, and product performance and characterization information from the Answer Plot® Program.
Climate Pro™ by WinField will include unique, cobranded decision-support tools called "advisors," and provide insights from WinField’s trusted agronomic data backed by hyper-local weather monitoring, agronomic data modeling and high-resolution weather simulations from The Climate Corporation.
"Agricultural technology is advancing at a rapid rate, and we are dedicated to staying ahead of these changes,” said Gebhardt. “Working with The Climate Corporation incorporates a couple of pieces of the puzzle that WinField was missing: data science and weather."
Climate Pro™ by WinField will be available through Answer Tech™ at WinField aligned retailers in 2015.