The Climate Corporation announced that farmer adoption of its Climate Basic service has rapidly spread during the past nine months to be used with 50 million acres across the U.S. Climate Basic is the company’s free web and mobile service offering that uses “advanced data science” to help farmers optimize their daily decision making with field-level insights ranging from soil moisture levels and future weather to the crop growth stage of crops.
“We have a team of more than 200 scientists in our organization, including statisticians, agronomists, climatologists and mathematicians, all working together to build advanced data science models that deliver highly accurate and valuable field-level information to the farmer,” said Climate Corporation CEO David Friedberg. “By taking massive volumes of agronomic and weather data and analyzing the complex interactions in the field between the environment and the crop, we can provide farmers with information about their fields that helps them make important operating decisions.”
Phil High, a farmer from Bertrand, Neb., said, “My partners and I track 20,000 acres over 140 fields on a daily basis with Climate Basic services. We love that we can access and share information with one another so easily, since we cover 100 miles north and south, tracking precipitation is critical in terms of allocating resources. In addition to tracking precipitation for field tasks, we depend on Climate services for irrigation scheduling.”
Friedberg added that data integration is another important feature of Climate Basic for farmers. “Farmers who have Precision Planting equipment can seamlessly move data from their Precision Planting account into Climate Basic using their FieldView app,” said Friedberg. “Both their mapped fields and planting data can flow into Climate Basic to remove the need for manual data entry for the farmer.”
As farmers move into harvest, Climate Basic provides additional helpful tools. Farmers can track plant growth, monitor grain moisture by field and track commodity prices in real time to know just when to harvest and market their grain.
More information is available at www.climate.com.