GeoPard Agriculture and Kernel signed cooperation agreement
GeoPard and Kernel signed an agreement to work on the application of digital solutions for sustainable agriculture. The collaboration started in spring of 2020 with the sowing of cornfields at a variable rate based on GeoPard multi-layer maps, the company says.
"Over the past few years, we have been evaluating different methods for defining and using productivity zones. For large areas, analysis of long-term data on vegetation and yield maps is most suitable. Further, taking into account the productivity of the zones, we adjust the seeding and fertilizer rates," noted Yevgenii Sapizhenko, Deputy Agribusiness Director for Innovation and Digital Development at Kernel.
He also added that the company is expanding its range of digital solutions through partnership with the company GeoPard.
"It is my pleasure to announce the cooperation with one of the largest Ukrainian agricultural holdings Kernel controlling more than 0.5 mln ha (1.2 mln ac.) of farmland. Ukraine is a major crop player with rich agricultural resources and strong potential. We are excited to provide innovative and effective solutions for holdings and service companies in the Black Sea region," commented Vladimir Klinkov, co-founder of GeoPard Agriculture.
Previously reported that Kernel was rated 2nd by the number of grain-hopper railcars fleet in Ukraine.