Topcon Precision Agriculture and Farmers Edge sign licensing agreement on SGIS software
Partnership bridging the gap between food industry stakeholders
OLATHE, Kan. – July 17, 2013 – Topcon Precision Agriculture (TPA) has signed a global licensing agreement with Farmers Edge, a provider of farm management and precision agronomy services. This agreement is focused around the integration of Topcon’s SGIS agronomic desktop software into the Farmers Edge web-based precision farm management platform, Precision Edge.
Precision Edge is a system that enables food companies, input retailers, agronomists and farmers to easily manage field centric data, variable rate technology, remote sensing, crop surveillance and field information.
SGIS has been serving the needs of agriculture retailers and customers since 1993. This program enables and simplifies variable rate applications for agronomists and custom applicators. It continues to be recognized as a leading tool for the layering of farm data, equation development and output of variable rate prescriptions.
“The integration of SGIS into Precision Edge will allow Farmers Edge to better service our clients by adding several important components such as yield analysis and a more robust layering tool for farm data. We believe this agreement will allow Precision Edge to become one of the leading precision agriculture tools in the market,” said Wade Barnes, president and CEO of Farmers Edge.
Mike Gomes, director of strategic business development for Topcon Precision Agriculture, said, “We are excited to be working with Farmers Edge, a world leading agronomy consulting company when it comes to implementation of variable rate application technology. The licensing and integration of our SGIS software with Precision Edge has the ability to bridge the gap between the various stakeholders in the agriculture industry and continues to help expand the customer base for the SGIS suite of products.”
Topcon Precision Agriculture is a business unit of Topcon Positioning Systems, Inc. TPS designs and manufactures precise positioning products and solutions for the global surveying, construction, agriculture, civil engineering, mapping and GIS, asset management and mobile control markets. TPS’ parent company, Topcon Corporation (Tokyo Stock Exchange – 7732), was founded in 1932. www.topconpa.com
About Farmer’s Edge Farmers Edge has been in operation since 2005 and provides nutrient management planning and agronomic services to producers on over four million acres in Western Canada, the United States and Russia. Their mission is to make crop production more profitable and sustainable for customers by assisting in the adoption of innovative agricultural practices. With the development and use of advanced tools and technologies, we can protect our global resources and maintain a reliable food supply. For more information on Farmers Edge, visit their website at www.farmersedge.ca.