Sep. 30, 2014
AgReliant Genetics LLC, a leader in seed research, production and quality, and Spensa Technologies Inc., a multiplatform agriculture services company based in the Purdue Research Park, signed an agreement that will help growers integrate innovative and precision planting tools with AgReliant hybrid information to improve overall crop production.
"AgReliant Genetics has a strong national reputation for providing quality seed for growers, and we've been able to do this through our advanced genetics and agronomic expertise," said Noah Freeman, manager of AgReliant Genetics of Precision Technologies. "Technology is an important component of the next step toward increasing harvest yields, and we are expanding our services to include more precision agriculture technologies. Our agreement with Spensa positions us to become a leader in the precision technology field."
This agreement allows AgReliant Genetics to begin development of the branded precision tool, Advantage Acre®, which will initially provide:
- A Web-based application for growers to track and manage their fields through more precise data on AgReliant Genetics' unique products, as well as soil, weather and yield.
- A scouting tool for growers to record notes on plant growth and disease for better pest control management.
Through the use of advanced technology and farming practices, a continual increase of overall yield and quality has been achieved. New technologies, such as the tools being developed by Spensa, help make the 300 bushel per acre goal in corn production even more realistic.
AgReliant Genetics is preparing Advantage Acre for its phase one launch during the 2015 growing season.