By working with Kin + Carta to create a mobile application using Microsoft Azure, Corteva Agriscience can help agronomists plan and predict more accurate agricultural outcomes.
In today’s expansive digital economy, collecting and storing information is easier than ever. The challenge is finding a way to transform that data into functioning and usable insights. This is especially true in the agriculture industry, which has experienced a technological boom over several decades as connected devices and new smart-farming tools make crop management more efficient and predictable.
Corteva Agriscience is an agricultural supplier providing farmers around the world with a diverse mix of seed products, crop protection products, and digital solutions. Corteva’s supply chain starts with the company’s industry-leading germplasm, where Corteva scientists develop new seed products. When a product is nearing commercialization, the Seed Production and Supply Chain team begins planning for the demand for each type of seed; contracting growers with ideal fields and management practices to grow the products; harvesting the seed; and, finally, packaging seeds into bags to be sold to farmers.
Agronomists assigned to a production plant are responsible for many of these tasks and for working with contracted growers to help ensure the best yield potential possible. They must build relationships with growers, which includes physically going out to the fields to survey progress, providing management recommendations and planning accurate supply forecasts. The process can be strenuous and there simply aren’t enough hours in the day to accomplish all of these tasks.
To help ease this burden, Corteva worked with Kin + Carta using Microsoft Azure to create Blueprint Mobile, a simple, easy-to-use mobile application that supports the production agronomists by enabling them to collect in-field notes, provide in-season crop management and enhance their decision-making abilities. The solution saves time for agronomists, provides more real-time and accurate forecasting to production leadership, and helps produce higher yields from contracted growers.