[SatNews] BlackBridge announces an agreement to expand the use of RapidEye high-resolution satellite imagery within the Farmers Edge precision agriculture platform. BlackBridge and Farmers Edge, a precision agriculture and data management solution, have entered into a long-term contract that grants Farmers Edge access to historical and cropping season imagery of North America, South America, Australia, and Eastern Europe through BlackBridge’s Monitoring Programs for Agriculture.
BlackBridge provides broad-area coverage and multitemporal imaging delivered frequently throughout the growing season, which is used to give growers recommendations to monitor and manage their cropland more effectively, reducing costs and optimizing yields. In addition to multitemporal, in-season imagery, BlackBridge offers its partners and customers a unique opportunity to access archive imagery from previous years for a more complete analysis and characterization of fields.
Through its Precision Edge platform and custom Precision Solutions packages, Farmers Edge can now provide quick access to high-resolution RapidEye imagery for the major precision agriculture practicing areas of the world.
“Farmers Edge has been a BlackBridge partner for a number of years. Our ability to monitor agricultural areas worldwide, combined with Farmers Edge’s knowledge at the field level, will raise the bar in precision agriculture,” states Clint Graumann, director, North America, U.K., and Ireland at BlackBridge.
“This is among the first global commercial RapidEye imagery agreements, and as one of the largest precision agriculture services providers in the world, we are fortunate to be offering near real-time geospatial information to our customers in four continents. Our customers will benefit from this distinctive service in Precision Edge with accurate and timely information on crop variables,” says Chacko Jacob, vice president of global technology and business development at Farmers Edge.