Arlington, Virginia, March 16, 2015 –
BlackBridge announced its partnership with
FarmLogs, a leading farm management software and data-science company, to provide the U.S. with satellite imagery for crop health and field performance analysis.
Through the partnership, FarmLogs will leverage BlackBridge’s Monitoring Program for Agriculture over the U.S., with access to five-meter, multi-spectral RapidEye satellite imagery collected on a frequent basis throughout the growing season, as well as more than six years of historical imagery. FarmLogs will then extract and analyze crop-relevant information to help farmers maximize productivity and field profitability.
“We’ve recently introduced FarmLogs Advantage, a new version of FarmLogs that utilizes this satellite imagery data to help our users better understand crop health and performance,” said Jesse Vollmar, CEO and co-founder of FarmLogs. “Building on top of BlackBridge’s world-class imagery collection infrastructure enables us to offer unprecedented field-level intelligence that cannot be found elsewhere.”
“With regard to remote sensing, one of the most significant challenges in the precision agriculture industry during the last two decades has been to deliver sufficient quantities of imagery in a timely manner at a broad scale. We are producing imagery at a scale that has never been available before,” said Clint Graumann, director of North America, U.K. and Ireland at BlackBridge. “FarmLogs does a great job at analyzing big data and making it meaningful at the field level. With our combined capabilities, we are meeting that challenge head on.”
BlackBridge provides end-to-end solutions across the geospatial value chain. This includes 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. www.blackbridge.com
FarmLogs is the leading data science company on a mission to invent the future of farming. Together with farmers from all 50 states and over 130 countries across six continents, FarmLogs is transforming the oldest and most important industry in the world with cutting-edge software and data science that helps over 20 percent of U.S. farms make real-time field-level decisions to maximize productivity and field profitability. The company’s secure web and mobile technology solutions make precision farming easy and accessible for everyone. An alumnus of the winter 2012 batch of Y Combinator, FarmLogs is a farmer-founded, independently owned team in the heart of the Midwest. The company is headquartered in Ann Arbor, Mich., and was founded in 2011 by Jesse Vollmar and Brad Koch. www.farmlogs.com
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