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Granular Signs Agreement with Planet to Deliver Satellite Imagery
Today Corteva Agriscience, Agriculture Division of DowDuPont, announced through its software business, Granular, a partnership with Planet – an integrated aerospace and data analytics company – to deliver digital agriculture software solutions for farmers. The three-year agreement will integrate Planet’s daily, global satellite imagery data into Granular’s farm-management software suite. The combination of enhanced analytics tools will help farmers manage risk and increase yields, say company officials.
“Planet operates the world’s largest fleet of satellites and is quickly advancing its image frequency and quality,” says Sid Gorham, Granular cofounder and CEO. “Our team of data scientists has built tools that translate Planet’s imagery into actionable insights on the health of crops throughout the growing season. Our farmer customers access these insights via Granular’s easy-to-use mobile applications – enabling farmers to tap into the power of a global satellite network right from their phone.”
“The team at Granular is doing groundbreaking work in agriculture, delivering software solutions to farmers that help them do their jobs. Planet’s daily imagery will now play an even more important role in that work,” said Will Marshall, CEO and cofounder of Planet. “With Planet’s stream of information, Granular customers will have the insights they need to ensure optimal field conditions and increase yields.”
Under the partnership, Granular will directly license and integrate Planet’s daily feed of satellite imagery into its farm-management software, beginning with its agronomy offering, Encirca Services.
The combination of Planet’s first-of-its-kind global daily satellite data with Granular’s world-class crop modeling talent and datasets enable farmers to access valuable insights for real-time response.
Daily satellite imagery from Planet provides farmers with timely visibility into problem spots, as well as patterns in weather-related impacts, on every field. Granular’s proprietary analytics advance the use of this daily imagery – providing farmers with a complete view of what certain patterns and conditions indicate about crop health, along with proven methods for optimal response. Together, the combined solutions enable farmers to maximize crop potential.