Granular, Agriculture Division of DowDuPont™ Software Business, Signs Multi-Year Agreement with Planet to Deliver Satellite Imagery to Farms Globally
Expanded partnership integrates industry-leading daily satellite imagery into Granular farm-management software suite to maximize crop potential
WILMINGTON, Del., March 20, 2018 – Corteva Agriscience™, Agriculture Division of DowDuPont™, through its software business, Granular, announced today with Planet – an integrated aerospace and data analytics company – a significantly expanded global partnership to deliver digital agriculture software solutions for farmers. The three-year agreement will integrate Planet’s industry-leading daily, global satellite imagery data into Granular’s farm-management software suite – powering enhanced analytics tools that will help farmers manage risk and increase yields.
“Planet operates the world’s largest fleet of satellites and is quickly advancing its image frequency and quality,” said Sid Gorham, Granular co-founder and CEO. “Our team of data scientists have built tools that translate Planet’s imagery into actionable insights on the health of crops throughout the growing season. Our farmer customers access these insights via Granular’s easy-to-use mobile applications – enabling farmers to tap into the power of a global satellite network right from their phone.”
“The team at Granular is doing groundbreaking work in agriculture, delivering software solutions to farmers that help them do their jobs. Planet’s daily imagery will now play an even more important role in that work,” said Will Marshall, CEO and co-founder of Planet. “With Planet’s stream of information, Granular customers will have the insights they need to ensure optimal field conditions and increase yields.”
Under the expanded partnership, Granular will directly license and integrate Planet’s daily feed of satellite imagery into its farm-management software, beginning with its industry-leading agronomy offering, Encirca® Services.
The combination of Planet’s first-of-its-kind global daily satellite data with Granular’s world-class crop modeling talent and datasets enable farmers to access valuable insights for real-time response. Daily satellite imagery from Planet provides farmers with timely visibility into problem spots, as well as patterns in weather-related impacts, on every field. Granular’s proprietary analytics advance the use of this daily imagery – providing farmers with a complete view of what certain patterns and conditions indicate about crop health, along with proven methods for optimal response. Together, the combined solutions enable farmers to maximize crop potential.
Granular, the digital agriculture software business of Corteva Agriscience™, Agriculture Division of DowDuPont™, develops software and analytics tools that make farming more efficient and profitable.
Planet is an integrated aerospace and data analytics company that operates history's largest fleet of Earth-imaging satellites, collecting a massive amount of information about our changing planet. Planet is driven by a mission to image all of Earth’s landmass every day, and make global change visible, accessible and actionable. Founded in 2010 by three NASA scientists, Planet designs, builds and operates over 190 satellites, and develops the online software and tools that serve data to users. Decision makers in business, government and within organizations use Planet's data and machine learning-powered analytics to develop new technologies, drive revenue, power research and solve our world’s toughest challenges. To learn more visit www.planet.com and follow us on Twitter at @planetlabs.
About Corteva Agriscience™, Agriculture Division of DowDuPont™
Corteva Agriscience™, Agriculture Division of DowDuPont™ (NYSE: DWDP) is intended to become an independent, publicly traded company when the previously announced spinoff is complete by June 2019. The division combines the strengths of DuPont Pioneer, DuPont Crop Protection and Dow AgroSciences. Corteva Agriscience™ provides growers around the world with the most complete portfolio in the industry — including some of the most recognized brands in agriculture: Pioneer®, Encirca®, the newly launched Brevant™ Seeds, as well as award-winning Crop Protection products — while bringing new products to market through our solid pipeline of active chemistry and technologies. More information can be found at www.corteva.com.
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