René Koerhuis


Recently DuPont Pioneer and John Deere announced to cooperate in the area of ​​precision agriculture. The companies seem to point toward closing the precision farming circle by connecting agronomic and decision support systems tot precision farming systems. 

Currently the link between knowledge, information and practical cultivation measures is often still missing making it hard for farmers to interpret and translate the collected data. DuPont Pioneer now wants to link its software to the John Deere GreenStar and FarmSight systems. DuPont Pioneer widens its focus from selling inputs to providing information about efficient use of the inputs. The company seems to follow Monsanto´s introduction of FieldScripts software after the acquisition of The Climate Corp and Precision Planting.

In Dutch neighbouring country Germany, the Agritechnica exhibition was chosen for the introduction of 365FarmNet. Several companies including Allianz, Amazon, Bayer, Claas and KWS working cooperate in this new venture. The goal is to streamline all farm information into 365FarmNet, from crop plan to harvest and data documentation to accounting and business analysis.