CLAAS announced a global partnership with The Climate Corporation, Bayer’s digital farming arm, and its FieldView digital farming platform, providing farmers with seamless connectivity and unlimited storage of machine-generated agronomic data directly to their FieldView account.

Through this partnership, FieldView customers using CLAAS telematics will gain secure cloud-to-cloud access to machine-generated insights like yield reports and maps, average grain moisture, as well as a digital record of the field worked – all in one place.

The combination of machine-generated data from farm equipment, publicly available data, such as weather information, and predictive models from The Climate Corporation are helping farmers put data science to work on the farm.

In 2017, the companies announced initial efforts to connect select CLAAS combines and forage harvesters via the Climate FieldView Drive device. Connectivity has grown ever since, and this recent agreement further expands compatibility to all farmer customers of both FieldView and CLAAS telematics. 

Putting data science to work on the farm is not only helping farmers’ bottom lines, but it’s also creating significant environmental benefits. Precision farming equipment and digital tools like FieldView allow growers to farm by the meter and apply inputs like seeds, fertilizers, pesticides and water only where and when they are most needed. FieldView can also provide a digital receipt of farm management activities, giving farmers the ability to record sustainable practices and demonstrate how their farming operations support environment stewardship.