Decisive Farming, provider of a data management platform with integrated services for crop farmers, announced that on Dec. 30, 2014, the Canadian Intellectual Property Office (CIPO) issued Canadian Patent No. 2,663,917 for its Variable Rate Technology process.

Decisive Farming’s patented system provides variable, zone-based crop input prescriptions for optimized production of crops. The methods for which CA 2,663,917 was issued incorporate satellite imagery with soil sample analysis and other information such as weather data. The innovative approach allows farmers to increase profitability and crop input use, creating efficiencies that are better for the environment. The patented system has been successfully used on most major crops, and to date, Decisive Farming has maintained a 96% whole farm retention rate with its customers.

“Our patented technology combined with our data management platform, My Farm Manager, will enable global access to Variable Rate Technology for farmers and agronomists,“ says Remi Schmaltz, CEO & Co-Founder of Decisive Farming.