The Farm Solutions program will provide farmers with technology solutions to address specific soil, planting and harvesting challenges. InCeres and Tecgraf will be partners in this program.
Canoas (RS), March 12, 2019 ̶ AGCO Corporation (NYSE:AGCO), a world-leading manufacturer and distributor of agricultural equipment solutions, announces the launch of a new agronomically focused farm solutions package. The offering includes a number of precision agriculture services developed by AGCO and partners companies. The new AGCO Farm Solutions program adds to the growing portfolio of smart farming products and services available through Massey Ferguson and Valtra. The new solutions will formally launch at Expodireto Cotrijal, an agribusiness fair located in Não-Me-Toque (RS), from March 11 to 15, and marks the beginning of AGCO partnerships with Tecgraf and InCeres.
“Our solutions are driven by our customers’ needs. We and our partners studied ways to offer agronomic services to help farmers deal with their challenges. Due to the capabilities of our dealer network, which is located in the most important agricultural regions of Brazil and South America, Farm Solutions will be available to all,” explains Niumar Aurélio, marketing supervisor for Fuse® South America.
In keeping with the Fuse open partnering model, AGCO sought key partners. These partners bring knowledge and experience to deliver solutions that will help farmers improve yields and resource utilization. The two initial partners are Tecgraf and InCeres. These companies provide controlled traffic and soil fertility management solutions. Additional partners and solutions will be added to the Farm Solutions portfolio in the future.
The InCeres platform collects data and analyzes the field in order to deliver a number of tools to manage soil according to a digital agriculture concept. The solution provides a better understanding of soil fertility, allowing customers to easily monitor crops to increase yield and profitability. The InCeres platform has processed more than 6 million hectares since its foundation. The partnership between AGCO and InCeres will develop a smarter connection between the machinery sector and crop nutrition, bringing an innovative way to offer agricultural services for our dealer network.
AgroCAD®, the software solution developed and offered by Tecgraf, is able to project waylines which will be executed on the field in full guidance machines with RTK correction. AgroCAD helps farmers control the traffic inside of their farms, reducing compaction and improving land management. AgroCad also provides better working conditions for operators, reduces overlaps in the field, and optimizes the time to build contour lines in rice fields.
These solutions will be available for Massey Ferguson and Valtra dealers beginning in the first half of 2019. The new services will increase the use and the benefits of AGCO’s Fuse technologies like Auto-Guide™ 3000, FieldStar® II, and variable rate systems for seeding and application. “With AGCO’s package of smart farming solutions, the farmer will improve their yield potential and count on complete technical and agronomic support,” says Aurélio.
The Farm Solutions program is a direct outcome of AGCO’s Fuse open approach strategy by bringing products and services to the market that can be integrated with other technologies and partners. It also correlates with AGCO’s strategic vision to empower farmers for the “digital agriculture” age.
AGCO (NYSE:AGCO) is a global leader in the design, manufacture and distribution of agricultural solutions and delivers high-tech solutions for farmers feeding the world through its full line of equipment and related services. AGCO products are sold through five core brands, Challenger®, Fendt®, GSI®, Massey Ferguson® and Valtra®, supported by Fuse® smart farming solutions. Founded in 1990 and headquartered in Duluth, Georgia, USA, AGCO had net sales of $9.4 billion in 2018. For more information, visit http://www.AGCOcorp.com. For company news, information and events, please follow us on Twitter: @AGCOCorp. For financial news on Twitter, please follow the hashtag #AGCOIR.