CALGARY, May 22, 2012 — Hemisphere GPS has announced that AgJunction, its precision agriculture data management services platform, reached a milestone by collectively managing data on 20 million unique farm acres in the U.S. and Canada.
AgJunction serves an emerging growth segment in precision agriculture where ever-increasing global food demand and higher input costs drive the demand for data management services. Over 29,000 growers in the U.S. and western Canada are benefiting from AgJunction's wireless two-way transfer of data between their farm equipment, their farm office, and agriculture service providers.
Dave Nerpel, newly hired as Solutions Manager at Hemisphere GPS, commented, "The rapid adoption of data management services along with Hemisphere GPS' popular Outback Guidance and Satloc products provides opportunities to expand our line of precision agriculture solutions and grow our customer base."
New Weather Features
This week, the company also announced several new weather features available for AgJunction customers. Fast, reliable and quality weather data is imperative in today's fast paced world of logistics. To satisfy this need, AgJunction has integrated the professional weather data provided by WDT.
WDT data includes high resolution weather map overlays including current radar for the U.S. and Canada, one hour and 24 hour precipitation totals, current wind speed, temperature and dew point. AgJunction has also integrated WDT's current conditions, 48 hour and ten day forecasts for any location in the U.S. and Canada. AgJunction will continue to work with WDT in the future to enhance AgJunction weather features as new technologies and products are developed and become available.
"This partnership is a great example of how WDT integrates multiple meteorological disciplines to provide the best solutions possible for AgJunction customers," says WDT President and CEO, Mike Eilts.