This partnership combines top seed genetics with leading data-driven technology to help growers increase food production to meet global challenges.
SAINT-BEAUZIRE, France & WINNIPEG, Manitoba – September 12, 2018— Limagrain Europe, one of European’s leading field seeds companies and Farmers Edge™, a global leader in decision agriculture, today announced they will join forces to provide farming operations in Russia and Ukraine with high quality seeds and precision digital tools designed to optimize inputs, minimize environmental impact, and protect the economic viability of the farm.
Farmers around the world seek tools to help them better manage their operations and enable increased yields across multiple crops. This partnership offers solutions that integrate genetics, technology, information and agronomy,delivering powerful new capabilities and genuine value for farmers.
The combined strengths of the two companies will provide enhanced expertise aimed at addressing the specific needs and challenges of European farmers.
Farmers Edge field-centric approach to digitizing farms coupled with machine learning and predictive modeling, not only revolutionizes how growers produce crops, but how they select and use products on the farm, too. From seeding to harvest, Farmers Edge automatically collects, integrates, and processes data from multiple sources into one platform, providing unbiased insights to help growers base farm management decisions on data.
Limagrain Europe, farmer-oriented company, combines its large network of breeding and trials facilities with the most advanced technologies, to deliver to its customers high quality products. In order to meet the future challenges of farmers, Limagrain Europe proposes innovative solutions such as Hydraneo, a unique tool for managing water stress and develops digital services centered on seeds, with variable-rate seeding prescriptions.
“We are excited to partner with Limagrain Europe to deliver our precision digital tools to the largest broad acre markets in the world, creating a new generation of breadbasket regions in previously untapped land,” says Wade Barnes, CEO of Farmers Edge. “We share one and the same vision of making farm operations more lucrative and sustainable through technology and innovation.”
“Working with Farmers Edge is a strategic fit given their experience, which complements our LG seeds portfolio and proprietary digital solutions” said Frédéric Arboucalot, Deputy CEO Limagrain Europe.
About Limagrain Europe
Limagrain Europe breeds, produces and commercializes field seeds to farmers. Investments in Research and Development reach 14.6% of the annual Group turnover. Our products are sold in 50 countries through 20 subsidiaries and numerous distributors under the LG brand. As one of the European leaders in cereals and maize for animal nutrition, the LG brand is also a main player in sunflower and oilseed rape.
Limagrain Europe is a Business Unit of Limagrain. Limagrain is an international agricultural co-operative group, specializing in field seeds, vegetable seeds and cereal products. Founded and managed by French farmers, Limagrain is the 4th largest seed company in the world.
For further information: www.limagrain-europe.com.
About Farmers Edge
Farmers Edge is a global leader in decision agriculture servicing over 22 million paid product acres worldwide with precision digital solutions. Integrating field-centric data, easy-to-use software, state-of-the-art processing technology, predictive modeling, and advanced agronomic analytics, Farmers Edge provides growers with scalable solutions to produce more with less.
Using innovative digital agronomic tools, Farmers Edge solutions focus on the sustainable production of high-yielding, high-quality crops and are designed to optimize inputs, minimize environmental impact, and protect economic viability of the farm. From seed selection to yield data analytics, Farmers Edge transforms big data into timely and accurate insights to support informed decision making. For more information about Farmers Edge, visit FarmersEdge.ca or FarmersEdgeUSA.com.
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