AGCO Corporation, a Duluth, Georgia-based leading agricultural equipment manufacturer, in a recent press release statement on Monday, Mar. 18th 2019, announced entering into a commercial and technological partnership agreement with Solinftec, a global leader in digital agriculture solutions. With this partnership, AGCO customers will now have direct access to Solinftec solutions which includes soil sensors, telemetry networks, onboard computers, weather stations, proprietary algorithms, and the real-time actionable insights which helps deliver operational efficiency and agronomic efficacy. The new solutions are expected to be available to growers in Brazil beginning in early 2019 for sugarcane, soybean, corn, and cotton plantations and will be launched in the United States in 2020 for corn and soybean plantations.
Speaking on this context, Renato Hersz, Strategy, and Corporate Development director for Solinftec says, “We are humbled and thrilled by the opportunity to work with AGCO. Together we can positively impact food production on a global scale. Through technology, we can definitely do more with less from an economic, environmental, and social perspective.”
The said AGCO-Solinftec partnership is a function of Fuse’s open approach to smart farming, which includes a transparent partnering model that caters to farmers’ needs, allowing them the freedom and flexibility in the choice of machinery, farm management, and agronomic software & service providers.
Chris Rhodes, director of Business Development, Global Fuse from AGCO Corporation, said: “We are happy to add such a proven innovator to our global Fuse network and to continue giving farmers choices to improve efficiency for their farm operations. This resource will be particularly valuable for our South American customers right away, but we also look forward to expanding with them to other parts of the world over the next several years”.