Parrish and Heimbecker Ltd. (P&H) have announced it has partnered with Farmers Edge, a global leader in precision agriculture and independent data management solutions, to offer world-class agronomic support and precision agriculture solutions for Canadian farm producers. P&H has been moving grain to market for Canadian producers for more than a century and now, in joining with Farmers Edge, they are at the leading edge of advancements in agribusiness practices. Through this partnership, P&H customers will not only be provided with hybrid seed, fertilizer and other crop inputs, but will also have access to the Farmers Edge Precision Solutions platform to help them harness the power of big data and increase yields on the farm.
“What we’re hearing from growers is that they have plenty of relevant, field-centric information, but they need help putting the data pieces together to support informed decision-making on the farm,” said Justin Watson, National Director of Crop Nutrients for P&H. “In partnering with Farmers Edge, we are giving our customers access to multiple tools and software with strong support in the field, to help them collect the right data for their operation so they can grow more profitable crops. At the end of the day, we’re collaborating with Farmers Edge because they’re scalable, which makes the technology affordable. They’re also a global player and specialists in collecting the right kinds of data, so we’re excited to work with them to help accelerate Canada’s transition into a data-driven, agricultural future.”
The Farmers Edge Precision Solutions platform provides a comprehensive turnkey system that includes: Variable Rate Technology (VRT), soil sampling and analysis, field-centric weather, in-field telematics and data transfer, high-resolution satellite imagery, field-centric data analytics, access to FarmCommand — an integrated farm management platform — and a network of highly experienced, trusted advisors.
“P&H has long been at the forefront of agribusiness innovation, so we’re proud to call them a partner as we introduce our Precision Solutions to more growers throughout Canada and around the globe,” said Wade Barnes, President and CEO of Farmers Edge. “This partnership provides P&H customers with an opportunity to increase their farm’s profitability while maintaining an environmentally sustainable approach by leveraging advanced precision tools and big data analytics.”