Bayer Expands Digital Farming Platform in Argentina

Bayer says its digital farming platform, Climate FieldView, has commercially launched in Argentina for the upcoming growing season.

Developed and delivered by The Climate Corporation, a subsidiary of Bayer and a leader in digital innovation for agriculture, FieldView is the most complete digital farming platform on the market, Bayer says. It helps farmers gain a deeper understanding of their fields year-round with tools that allow them to easily collect and store data, optimize management decisions quickly and efficiently, and help reach their yield potential while minimizing application of crop inputs.

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“Digital technologies are helping more farmers around the world gain a deeper understanding of their fields through easy-to-use tools that are enhancing their operations,” said Mike Stern, CEO of The Climate Corporation and Head of Digital Farming at Bayer. “Accessing data in real time provides personalized field insights to make critical management decisions and enables more precise field management, helping preserve natural resources and crop inputs. Ultimately, these tools will help contribute to Bayer’s commitments to reduce environmental impact by delivering breakthrough, innovative solutions for more efficient crop production.”

Over the last two years, more than 200 farmers from different regions of Argentina tested FieldView on more than 250,000 hectares of corn, soybean, wheat and sunflower crops.

“The FieldView launch is a significant advancement for Argentine agriculture, providing farmers easy access to the data they need right in the field to help them make important operating decisions with increased confidence,” said Matias Corradi, Climate Business Lead in Argentina for The Climate Corporation. “Farmer evaluations of FieldView have been extremely positive in Argentina. With field maps and real-time reports, farmers feel they were able to solve problems more efficiently, implement more tests of different seed varieties and densities, and able to easily and quickly analyze the results.”

FieldView in Argentina will integrate data on planting, spraying, harvesting, monitoring, and soil in a single, connected digital ag platform and is compatible with the main Argentine agricultural machinery companies, including the three leading equipment companies in the country, Abelardo Cuffia, TIM and Metalfor. The field data collected with FieldView is accessible from a mobile phone, tablet device or computer, helping farmers manage their operations more efficiently. Farmers will be able to obtain and manage crop information through the automatic generation of field maps, planting and harvest reports, and will also have access to satellite imagery tools to help identify potential threats before yield is impacted.