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UP42 Partners with Vultus to Provide Precision Agriculture Technologies

By Eric Van Rees - 16th July 2020 - 06:30

UP42, a developer platform and marketplace for geospatial data and analytics, announced a new partnership with Vultus, a leader in precision farming technologies.

UP42 customers can now use Vultus Fertilization Zoning Maps algorithms to fine-tune crop management—with more agricultural technologies coming soon.

Founded in Lund, Sweden, in 2016, Vultus AB provides a geospatial infrastructure for precision farming. Vultus analyzes Earth observation satellite data with advanced Artificial Intelligence (AI) algorithms to give farmers insights into the health of crops within small sections of their fields, enabling them to apply fertilizers variably across the field.

“Growers reduce nitrogen-based fertilizer use by up to one third while increasing yield by three to five percent with the Vultus technology,” said Robert Schmitt, Vultus CEO. “This results in lower operating costs and significantly less environmental harm.”

Fertilization Zoning Maps—the first in a series of proprietary algorithms Vultus brings to UP42 as a partner—shows farmers which parts of their fields need more or less fertilizer. Conventional methods of fertilizer application treat all areas of a field uniformly, despite specific areas requiring a tailored approach. Integrating AI, historical data, and three years of extensive research, Fertilization Zoning Maps divide fields into five zones that are classified according to the variable fertilization rate the soil requires.

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