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Bayer, Yara sow seeds of digital farming

by Alex Scott
February 27, 2017 | APPEARED IN VOLUME 95, ISSUE 9

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Credit: Yara
The N-Sensor helps farmers tailor fertilizer application according to plant need.
Credit: Yara
The N-Sensor helps farmers tailor fertilizer application according to plant need.

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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