AgriClime Creates Confidence to Invest in a Better Crop
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That’s the power of the AgriClime™ program, the latest development in the Syngenta Digital Ag Solutions pipeline. “This represents a unique, new risk-management partnership between Syngenta retailers and their growers,” says Aaron Deardorff, head of digital agriculture solutions for Syngenta. “It’s not intended to replace federal crop insurance, but it is designed to bring more value to our clients.”
At the field level, AgriClime technology tracks local temperatures, precipitation and weather triggers, like drought and abnormal rainfall. Participants can receive up to 30 percent cash back on qualifying Syngenta products, if certain weather thresholds are surpassed or not met during the offer period.
AgriClime can be a stand-alone tool, or it can be added to the AgriEdge® farm-management program from Syngenta. The company is piloting AgriClime in select geographies across America. “We received a very positive response from growers who participated in the 2018 AgriClime pilot,” says Steven Patton, marketing lead for Syngenta Digital Ag Solutions.
“This represents a unique, new risk-management partnership between Syngenta retailers and their growers. It’s not intended to replace federal crop insurance, but it is designed to bring more value to our clients.”
While it may not be commercialized in the U.S. until 2020, AgriClime demonstrates the Syngenta commitment to help growers through unexpected weather events, Deardorff adds. “AgriClime offers another layer of protection, giving growers confidence to invest in a better crop.”