In AgTech, Big Data is Everything
Data has become agtech’s greatest asset and its Achilles heel, but there’s ample proof that evidenced-based agriculture practices are the means to a sustainable food supply.
As a leader in digital agriculture, You know the urgent need for data that is standardized and synchronized to work across formats, systems and pipelines.
You know that interoperability to improve data flow is a catalyst for innovation.
A market moving this fast won’t wait for your internal capacity to catch up.
Agtech leaders rely on our digital expertise
Skyward Apps has been developing data-driven applications for precision ag since 2011. Digital platforms, web applications, mobile apps for fields and barns – our capabilities are your digital advantage.
Our clients benefit from the combined knowledge and experience of a software development team that has completed hundreds of software projects, from pilots and prototypes to end-to-end development and delivery.
We work with some of the largest ag innovators, including:
Syngenta: a seed selection tool backed by extensive agronomic information
Beeswax Dyson Farming: data exchange to connect standalone apps
Boumatic: modernized dairy farm management suite
SST Software (now Proagrica): Sirrus mobile app
AgIntegrated (AGI): Rover mobile app, part of the Onsite application suite
Syngenta talks about working with Skyward
Connecting data to extract value
While the ag industry has created more data than anyone could ever use, the information is in an abundance of places, languages, and formats. Aggregating, formatting, extracting, and consolidating data from multiple sources into a single structure is a technical challenge that will only increase with adoption of broader sustainability metrics.
For farmers to improve soil health, participate in carbon sequestration, produce more food and otherwise benefit from the sustainability movement, there needs to be more data harmonization, interoperability between systems, collaboration between partners and the resources necessary to capture, convert and organize more agronomic, machine, GIS and public data sources necessary for climate-smart agriculture.
Read our CTO’s blog on overcoming the shortcomings of big agriculture data.
Don’t fall behind for lack of expertise or capacity.
Do you want to know how data has been used successfully and when and why it’s failed? Let us walk you through some common use cases. See what it’s like to work with a team as integral to your success as your own people. We’ll share an our of our time to make the most of yours.