Lethbridge, Alberta, Feb. 10, 2015—BlackBridge is pleased to announce an agreement to expand the use of RapidEye high-resolution satellite imagery within the Farmers Edge precision agriculture platform.
BlackBridge and Farmers Edige, a leader in precision agriculture and data management solutions, have entered into a long-term contract, which grants Farmers Edge access to historical and cropping season imagery of North America, South America, Australia, and Eastern Europe through BlackBridge’s Monitoring Program for Agriculture
BlackBridge provides broad-area coverage and multitemporal imaging delivered frequently throughout the growing season, which is used to give growers recommendations to monitor and manage their cropland more effectively, reducing costs and optimizing yields. In addition to multitemporal, in-season imagery, BlackBridge offers its partners and customers a unique opportunity to access archive imagery from previous years for a more complete analysis and characterization of fields.
Through its Precision Edge platform and custom Precision Solutions packages, Farmers Edge can now provide quick access to high-resolution RapidEye imagery for the major precision agriculture practicing areas of the world.
”Farmers Edge has been a BlackBridge partner for a number of years. Our ability to monitor agricultural areas worldwide, combined with Farmers Edge’s knowledge at the field level, will raise the bar in precision agriculture,” states Clint Graumann, director – North America, UK & Ireland at BlackBrige.
”This is among the first global commercial RapidEye imagery agreements, and as one of the largest precision agriculture services providers in the world, we are fortunate to be offering near real-time geospatial information to our customers in four continents. Our customers will benefit from this distinctive service in Precision Edge with accurate and timely information on crop variables,” says Chacko Jacob, vice president of global technology and business development at Farmers Edge.
BlackBridge provides end-to-end solutions across the geospatial value chain. These include satellite operations, ground station services, and worldwide satellite imagery distribution through over 100 BlackBridge partners, combined with the creation of value-added products and geo-service solutions. For more inforamtion on BlackBridge, please visit www.blackbridge.com.
About Farmers Edge:
with over 4 million acres of farmland under management, Farmers Edge provides global agribusinesses with the precision tools and services growers need to identify, map and manage farmland variability. Leveraging remote satellite imagery and precision technology, its flagship Variable Rate Technology dramatically increases sustainable crop profitability by managing data, measuring results and ultimately, minimizing risk. For more information on Farmers Edge, please visit www.farmersedge.ca.