Kubota Corporation, Topcon Corporation and Topcon Positioning Systems, Inc. have entered into a collaboration research agreement in the field of smart agriculture. Those companies will work together to innovate for future commercialization through collaborative research in the field of smart agriculture, bringing together the technologies and know-how developed by each company.

While global food demand continues to increase and labor shortages at production sites also remain to be a concern, there are also increasing expectations for smart agriculture that aims to improve work efficiency and productivity.

Kubota has continued for many years to supply products and services for agricultural workers around the world while Topcon has been promoting the automation of farm operations through autosteering, crop analysis technologies and DX solutions. Both companies, each having its own technical knowledge, work collaboratively to move forward with research and development into smart agriculture in a wide range of fields including collecting and managing agronomic data that utilizes various sensors, and solutions for productivity improvements through automation utilizing big data, and the like.

Main contents:

  • Collection of agronomic data using sensors, and the like
  • Research on crop-cultivation solutions utilizing big data
  • Fleet management and automation technology