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Taranis and BASF provide crop monitoring in Brazil

Taranis and BASF announced a partnership which will provide farmers in Brazil with go-to-market crop monitoring solutions.

Precision agriculture company Taranis and BASF announced their partnership to provide farmers in Brazil with go-to-market crop monitoring solutions. The partnership signals the expansion of Taranis’ operations in the Brazilian market and will later focus on other global regions.

Predict and prevent threats

Taranis’ precision agricultural intelligence platform utilises deep-learning technology combined with high-speed UAVs and manned aircrafts to provide farmers with insights around seed emergence, weeds, insect damage, nutrition deficiency and more. Those insights enable farmers to predict and prevent threats to over 20 million acres of crops on a granular level, using forecasting models and technical recommendations to improve crop yields.

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Taranis’ precision agricultural intelligence platform utilises deep-learning technology combined with high-speed UAVs and manned aircrafts to provide farmers with insights around seed emergence, weeds, insect damage, nutrition deficiency and more. - Photos: Taranis
Taranis’ precision agricultural intelligence platform utilises deep-learning technology combined with high-speed UAVs and manned aircrafts to provide farmers with insights around seed emergence, weeds, insect damage, nutrition deficiency and more. - Photos: Taranis

“We are thrilled to be working together with BASF, one of the largest seed and chemical industry leaders in the world, bringing together high-quality, unprecedented in-season insights and valuable historical data so that farmers can monitor the evolution of their crops from year to year, to learn the best methods to increase productivity,” says Ofir Schlam, CEO and Co-founder of Taranis.

“With our technology, farmers will be able to take pre-emptive actions against diseases, pests and weeds in the field—thereby increasing their yield and minimise costs.”

After the trial period, Taranis and BASF began offering their joint services to farmers in Brazil earlier this year, focusing on large scale crops such as soy, corn, sugar cane and cotton. Using BASF loyalty points, farmers can get access to Taranis’ services – a bonus for clients who have worked with BASF over the years.

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Ofir Schlam: “With our technology, farmers will be able to take pre-emptive actions against diseases, pests and weeds in the field—thereby increasing their yield and minimise costs.”
Ofir Schlam: “With our technology, farmers will be able to take pre-emptive actions against diseases, pests and weeds in the field—thereby increasing their yield and minimise costs.”

Promote sustainable agriculture

“To promote sustainable agriculture, we invest in new digital tools that connect innovative thinking with concrete solutions, contributing to the farmer’s legacy. As part of AgroStart (our startup ecosystem program), we have approached more than 400 startups since 2016 looking for co-created solutions to support farmers in decision making. We are excited to integrate Taranis’ services into our digital farming solutions,” said Almir Araújo, head of BASF’s Latin American Digital Agriculture department.

Taranis

Taranis targets high volume commodity crops, which account for 70% of global crop volumes. The company announced the closing of a $20M Series B funding round to expand its global footprint in 2018, and currently services large farmers, empowering them to address issues in real-time and increasing yields by 7.5%.

Also read: ‘Precision farming is key to growing better crops’

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