LINCOLN, Neb. CropX a global soil sensing and agricultural analytics company, announced the acquisition of Nebraska-based CropMetrics, a provider of cloud-based, precision-irrigation tools. Current CropMetrics and CropX partners and customers will now have access to a combination of in-soil data, advanced farm management analytics and decision-support tools.
“We intend to lead the market for on-farm irrigation and nutrient management tools in the years ahead and the acquisition of CropMetrics completes a critical step towards that goal. By strengthening our partner network, growing our U.S. sales footprint and expanding our product offering, the acquisition will help us continue to provide affordable, scalable solutions for farmers dealing with mounting profitability challenges, resource limitations and sustainability demands,” said CropX CEO Tomer Tzach. “The digital ag arena is on the verge of a shakeout, and we plan to maintain and grow our leadership position by providing best-in-class real-time, in-soil insights that will set the new performance standard for irrigation and nutrient management.”
CropMetrics adds more than 500,000 acres under management and over 10 years of in-depth U.S. farm data to the CropX farm management platform. With a vast distribution network, best-practice service model, user-friendly decision support platform and a patented variable-rate irrigation (VRI) platform for pivot systems, CropMetrics has earned a reputation for providing exceptional quality, service and irrigation results.
“Adding CropMetrics’s solutions, extensive dealer network and experienced support team furthers CropX’s mission to become the global leader for in-soil IoT solutions for today’s producers,” said John Vikupitz, president, CropX.
A proven internet of things (IoT) pioneer in the grower community, CropX provides highly accurate, proprietary soil sensing technology and an award-winning, feature-rich, decision-support platform built by in-house agronomic, data science and software teams. By analyzing soil data and integrating it with crop models, satellite imagery and weather forecasts, the CropX farm management platform helps farmers around the globe cut crop-input costs and increase profitability by driving water, fertilizer, energy and labor savings.
Effective immediately, the CropMetrics team will join CropX, adding valuable on-farm agronomy and irrigation management expertise.