The joint solution is to enable vegetable greenhouse growers to make more timely and insightful decisions.
Bayer has entered a strategic partnership with AI data analytics company Prospera Technologies Inc. With a focus on agriculture, Prospera provides a transformative, digital farming system to vegetable greenhouse growers. The system generates insights and optimises the growing process.
The collaboration is to bring together the strengths of Prospera’s data and AI capabilities with Bayer’s expertise in vegetable production, crop protection, and digital transformation. The goal is to provide an all-in-one, cloud-based service that will help transform grower operations and enable greater access to high-quality fruits and vegetables.
According to Bayer, the joint solution will enable vegetable greenhouse growers to make more timely and insightful decisions that help optimise both the profitability and sustainability of their crops and operations.
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For example, using Prospera’s data visualisation and analysis platform, pepper growers will be able to apply precise quantities of water to specific locations in the greenhouse, enabling more efficient use of natural resources and yielding more sustainably grown produce.
The initial roll out and in-field exploration of the offering will begin in July 2020 in Mexico. Bayer and Prospera will collaborate with several key customers in the region to continuously adjust and enhance the digitised farming system, with the intent to expand globally in coming years based on growers’ needs and changing consumer demand.
Last year we interviewed the CEO and co-founder of Prospera, Daniel Koppel. Read the interview here.