Granular, a software business owned by Corteva Agriscience, has partnered with Planet, an aerospace and data analytics company, for a three-year, multi-million dollar deal. The partnership will combine Planet’s global satellite imagery data with Granular’s farm management software beginning with its agronomic offering, Encirca Services.
“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," says Sid Gorham, Granular co-founder and CEO. “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."
Daily satellite imagery from Planet provides farmers timely visibility into problem spots, as well as patterns in weather-related impacts, on every field. Granular's analytics give farmers a view of what certain conditions indicate about crop health, along with methods for optimal response.
"The team at Granular is doing groundbreaking work in agriculture, delivering software solutions to farmers that help them do their jobs,” says Will Marshall, CEO and co-founder of Planet. “Planet's daily imagery will now play an even more important role in that work. With Planet's stream of information, Granular customers will have the insights they need to ensure optimal field conditions and increase yields."