Syngenta Partners With Premier Crop Systems

The collaboration yields agriculture’s first automated variable-rate data analysis map.

Syngenta and Premier Crop Systems, LLC, have announced a commercial partnership to bring growers customized, variable-cost-per-bushel analysis maps—the first of this kind.

“We’re providing growers research at the speed of farming,” says Aaron Deardorff, head of digital agriculture solutions at Syngenta. “Providing valuable tools to help growers turn data into knowledge is a priority for Syngenta and Premier.”

Premier, an early developer of digital agriculture tools, currently provides data-driven agronomic recommendations for millions of acres of farmland. Its newest product, Enhanced Learning Blocks, enables the automation of large-scale, on-farm replicated trials. By integrating products like this with the Syngenta AgriEdge Excelsior® program, Syngenta and Premier are giving growers needed tools to make data-driven decisions.

“The software integration provides growers an opportunity to understand how their cost of production varies within each of their fields,” says Mark Stelford, general manager at Premier Crop Systems. “As growers face tight margins, these insights will help optimize inputs and maximize yield and improve return on investment.”

AgriEdge Excelsior from Syngenta is a whole-farm management program that helps growers increase and sustain their return on investment. It delivers trusted on-farm service, innovative products and the exclusive Land.db® software.

We’re providing growers research at the speed of farming. Providing valuable tools to help growers turn data into knowledge is a priority for Syngenta and Premier.”

Aaron Deardorff
Land.db gives growers access to financial data, while Premier offers field-level productivity data. In combination, growers can review their within-field cost per bushel on blocks as small as 60 feet and analyze up to 15 years of historical yield data. Field-relative yield maps will help growers identify opportunities to leverage their equipment’s variable-rate capabilities. The maps demonstrate profitability per field from a cost-per-bushel perspective. Growers will also have access to specific farm prescriptions and the ability to run their own localized, on-farm trials, provided by Premier through their retailers.

“Syngenta is committed to helping growers feed the world,” Deardorff says. “We began using digital agriculture solutions to support that commitment more than 15 years ago, when the AgriEdge Excelsior program was started. Our broadened offers and integrations, like this collaboration with Premier Crop Systems, demonstrate that we are a partner to growers and leader in the digital agriculture space.”

Currently, this integration is available to corn, soybean and wheat growers in the Midwest, with plans to expand in geography and crops. Growers interested in this offer should contact their retailer or local AgriEdge® Specialist.