Volume 95 Issue 9 | pp. 14-15 | Concentrates
Issue Date: February 27, 2017

Bayer, Yara sow seeds of digital farming

Department: Business
Keywords: agriculture, fertilizer, digital farming
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The N-Sensor helps farmers tailor fertilizer application according to plant need.
Credit: Yara
A photo of a tractor with a digital farming device.
 
The N-Sensor helps farmers tailor fertilizer application according to plant need.
Credit: Yara

Bayer and fertilizer producer Yara have formed a software collaboration and licensing agreement to provide farmers with digital productivity tools. Yara will license technology ​to Bayer for determining the nutrient status of plants using a smartphone app. The app can be linked to Yara’s N-Sensor, a tractor-mounted device that uses the light reflectance properties of crops to adjust the amount of fertilizer being applied.

 
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