Fresno, California, April 7, 2019 – Jain Irrigation, Inc., the world leader in irrigation technology announced today it signed an exclusive partnership with Agralogics, a leading provider of data infrastructure for the AgTech space. Together they launched a series of digital products supplying real-time, highly granular and accurate consumptive demand of water (crop Evapotranspiration, ETc) information to growers across California. Agralogics’ data infrastructure platform (EOS – Enterprise Operating System) integrates satellite data, agronomic models and hyper-local weather measurements to compute ETc continuously. The result is a daily, precise observation of the ETc metric for each block/field calculated.
Through satellite and weather data, ETc can be calculated for any field anywhere in the world. Growers receive an annual water budget based on 5-years of historical data for their fields and a weekly ETc report for each field. Accurate and timely ETc information helps optimize yields while reducing water and labor costs. Grower’s benefit from the data and insights in three key ways:
- A fundamental metric to significantly enhance irrigation management practices, allowing growers to maximize “more crop per drop.”
- The statistics to quantify the crop vigor and uniformity (ETc uniformity), enabling growers to identify and address field variations and problem spots within larger blocks.
- A quantifiable measure to meet new water compliance requirements such as the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act.
The products released April 1, 2019, have an initial focus on California; however, the two companies are planning to leverage Agralogics’ globally scaled platform and Jain’s broad US distribution network to expand to other Ag-intensive states. The product is offered with the Jain Logic irrigation management system or as a stand-alone report delivered through a weekly email.
“We are committed to helping our growers improve their irrigation precision and efficiency. It’s this singular focus that drives us to invest and expand our world leading AgTech offering. The addition of this suite of digital products powered by Agralogics’ EOS Platform seamlessly integrated with Jain Logic will be a game changer for our customers, said Aric Olson, President of Jain USA. “This offering is no start-up when you consider Jain has more than 10 years of experience and local data accumulated selling these types of solutions, so our growers can continue to confidently invest knowing their futures are secure with Jain.”
“Over the past few years, Agralogics has proven that our digital platform, specifically designed to increase the sustainability and profitability of food and agricultural companies, successfully drives digital transformation. Our focus now is to scale, which we are doing through strategic partners and the Jain relationship is a cornerstone in that strategy. Jain is a world leader in irrigation in both thought and practice, and it’s exciting to reach this milestone together and commit to helping growers in California”, said Sumer Johal, CEO Agralogics.
About Jain Irrigation
Jain is a fully integrated global food/plant production company recognized by Harvard Business School to be one of five global sustainability champions and the G-20 for lifting people out of poverty. Our irrigation manufacturing capabilities include everything from behind the pump to the flush valve at the end of the lateral and everything in between including drip irrigation. We lead the industry in manufacturing technology, owning both our extrusion and mold manufacturing equipment providers. Jain leads plant science research globally across a variety of food crops and is staffed with some of the world’s leading research scientists. With the Gandhi Library, Jain now houses the prominent collection of the world’s best plant science knowledge in a single facility. Our agronomic knowledge is integrated from our world-class tissue culture operations through our food processing businesses. We research, educate, advance, manufacture, finance, propagate plants, and purchase produce for processing all to fulfill the Jain mission, “leave this world better than you found it.”
Agralogics is a leader in the Data Infrastructure designed uniquely for the – global food and agriculture ecosystem. Our PaaS (Platform as a Service) called Enterprise Operating System (EOS) provides collaboration, computation and connectivity that helps manage core business processes and critical operational metrics for some of the largest global food companies in the world. Our machine learning (ML) and Artificial intelligence (AI) algorithms provide hyper-local-precision, globe-scale analytics for agronomically relevant applications. Our mission is to leverage data to help improve the efficiency and profitability for the food ecosystem – internally and across the supply chains.