- Growers working with Indigo will be able to link agronomic data with John Deere’s Operations Center, a cloud-based system for sharing insights between account managers, agronomists, and growers.
- The integration will streamline the flow of information between Indigo and its grower customers, improving data-driven decision making to maximize farm profitability.
- Gathering data directly from on-farm equipment helps Indigo better calculate and pay growers for reducing carbon emissions and increasing soil carbon levels.
March 5, 2020, Memphis, Tennessee – Indigo Agriculture, a company dedicated to harnessing nature to help farmers sustainably feed the planet, today announces its integration with the John Deere Operations Center to link on-farm agronomic data between technology ecosystems. By connecting to the John Deere Operations Center, Indigo enhances its ability to deliver agronomic advice, carbon credits, and crop premiums to growers across the U.S.
Sharing of agronomic data and historical records between the company’s platforms and the John Deere Operations Center improves the functionality of all of Indigo’s services, including Indigo Carbon™. A marketplace paying farmers for increases in soil carbon content and reductions in greenhouse gas emissions, Carbon has already seen over 18M acres submitted for consideration from U.S. farmers since its launch in June of last year.
This mounting interest in carbon credits underscores the industry’s preparedness to address climate change, as agricultural soils present an immediate, scalable, and affordable opportunity for drawing carbon dioxide down from the atmosphere. At $15 - $20 per ton of carbon sequestered, credits generated through this marketplace have the potential to unlock new and substantial revenue streams for growers. At the same time, the optimization of on-farm equipment through a link with the John Deere Operations Center can accelerate the generation of credits, as growers will automatically share farming practice information.
“The connection between Indigo’s innovative technology suite and the John Deere Operations Center will lead to significant productivity gains for my business,” said Ben Riensche, an Indigo Research Partner Board Member who is currently trialing the link on his farm. “In every decision I make – from planting to harvest – connecting platforms allows me to more easily share and verify my data, bringing me closer to anything from generating a carbon credit to upping my premium on grain in Grain Marketplace.”
Indigo Grain Marketplace™ directly connects buyers and sellers for more efficient transactions. Last week, Indigo rolled out a new suite of pricing tools for the platform, which helps growers maximize earning potential of any grain marketing strategy. To further improve profitability, a direct link with the John Deere Operations Center will allow for farmers to demonstrate how their grain was grown, which can in turn increase the premiums that sustainability-focused buyers are willing to pay.
“We’re thrilled to work with John Deere to bring new solutions to their Operations Center customers,” said Chris Malone, Head of Field Data Solutions at Indigo. “This connection will support Indigo Carbon, Indigo Grain Marketplace, and Indigo Acres™ by allowing growers the choice to share information to receive carbon credits, premiums on their grain, and agronomic advice.”
Beginning this spring, growers can link their system via Indigo's website.
About Indigo Agriculture
Indigo improves grower profitability, environmental sustainability, and consumer health through the use of natural microbiology and digital technologies. The company’s scientific discoveries and digital innovations create new value from soil to sale, benefiting tens of thousands of growers across millions of acres. Working across the supply chain, Indigo is furthering its mission of harnessing nature to help farmers sustainably feed the planet. In 2019, Indigo established The Terraton Initiative, a global effort to drawdown one trillion tons of atmospheric carbon dioxide through agricultural soils. Ranked #1 on CNBC’s Disruptor 50 list, Indigo is headquartered in Boston, MA, with additional offices in Memphis, TN; Research Triangle Park, NC; South America; and Europe. For more information, follow us on Twitter and Instagram.
Jason Brown, Indigo