BlackBridge’s RapidEye Imagery Now Available in New Global Precision Agriculture Markets through Farmers Edge

Lethbridge, Alberta, Feb 10, 2015 –â BlackBridge is pleased to announce an agreement to expand the use of RapidEye high-resolution satellite imagery within the Farmers Edge precision agriculture platform. 
 

BlackBridge and Farmers Edge, a leader in precision agriculture and data management solutions, have entered into a long-term contract, which grants Farmers Edge access to historical and cropping season imagery of North America, South America, Australia, and Eastern Europe through  BlackBridge ’s Monitoring Programs for Agriculture.  
 

BlackBridge  provides broad-area coverage and  multi temporal  imaging  delivered  frequently throughout the growing season , which is used to give growers recommendations to  monitor and manage their cropland more effectively ,  reducing costs and optimizing yields.   In addition to  multitemporal , in -season imagery ,   BlackBridge  offers its partners and customers a unique opportunity to access  archive   imagery    from previous years  for a more complete  analysis and characterization of  fields  
 

Through its  Precision Edge  platform  and custom  Precision Solutions  packages , Farmers Edge can now provide   quick access to high-resolution  RapidEye  imagery for the major precision agriculture practicing areas of the world.  
 

“Farmers Edge has been a  BlackBridge  partner for a number of years. Our ability to monitor agricultural areas worldwide ,  combined with Farmers Edge’s knowledge at the field level ,  will raise the bar in precision  agriculture, ” states Clint  Graumann director  – North America, UK, & Ireland at  BlackBridge .  
 

“This is among the first global commercial  RapidEye  imagery agreements ,  and as  one of  the largest precision agriculture services providers in the world, we are fortunate to be offering near real-time geospatial information to our customers in four continents. Our customers will benefit from this distinctive service in Precision Edge with accurate and timely information on crop variables,” says Chacko Jacob, v ice president of global technology and business development  at Farmers Edge.  

 
BlackBridge  –â�¯ BlackBridge  provides end-to-end solutions across the geospatial value chain. These include satellite operations, ground station services, and worldwide satellite imagery distribution through over 100  BlackBridge  partners, combined with the creation of value-added products and geo-service solutions. For more information on  BlackBridge , please visit  www.blackbridge.com .  
 
Farmers Edge – â�¯with over 4 million acres of farmland under management, Farmers Edge provides global agribusinesses with the precision tools and services growers need to identify, map and manage farmland variability. Leveraging remote satellite imagery and precision technology, its flagship Variable Rate Technology dramatically increases sustainable crop profitability by managing data, measuring results and ultimately, minimizing risk. For more information on Farmers Edge, please visitâ�¯ http://www.farmersedge.ca .

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