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Beyond smart farming

We are committed to unleashing data to improve planting, cultivating, harvesting and delivering innovation in agriculture.

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The farming ecosystem is arguably the world’s most critical, not just in terms of its economic output, but also in its crucial role of providing our food supply in a sustainable manner. On this one ecosystem rests the responsibility to feed a rapidly growing population, sustain livestock, supply renewable fuel and industrial inputs — all while ensuring a healthier planet.

Hexagon is committed to unleashing data to improve planting, cultivation and harvest, and delivering innovation to the OEMs (original equipment manufacturers) who support agriculture.

 

An insatiable appetite

Every day, on average, the world population increases by about 220,000 people. That's an extra billion mouths to feed within the next 12 years — a number forecast to double by 2050 as the total population approaches 10 billion.

As food consumption demands increase so will the need to shift to healthier, more sustainable diets. A 2020 report found that nearly 690 million people go hungry every day — almost 60 million more than just five years prior in 2015. Farms need to produce more food in the next 50 years than they did in the last 10 thousand, meaning that by 2050, food production must increase by 70% to keep pace.

Efficiency, productivity and sustainability have become mandates for a hungry planet. Hexagon leverages data to transform how the planet’s fields are farmed to meet this insatiable demand.

 

Sustainability at scale with Hexagon

Feeding the planet today without putting its future at risk — this is what the farming ecosystem must sustain with every cycle of planting, cultivation and harvest. Hexagon goes beyond traditional farming to deliver smart solutions that empower farmers and foresters to manage, plan, monitor and optimise cultivation, synchronise harvest logistics and enhance equipment with cutting-edge technology to create sustainability at scale.

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Overview

More data, better yields, healthier planet — that's the simplest way to define Hexagon’s approach to sustainable farming. Hexagon is harvesting data and putting it to work across the ecosystem to improve coordination and management of cultivation and harvest logistics, assure GNSS positioning solutions that enable precision farming and deploy new autonomous capabilities.

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Using colour-infrared images in farming

For many applications, particularly those involving vegetation and wetlands, the fourth band in an aerial imagery product provides a wealth of information.

Applying edge computing to agribusiness

According to Gartner, by 2022, 75% of corporate data will be generated and processed by edge computing environments. In fact, the application is already generating important results in agribusiness.

Benefits of digital transformation

When São Martinho — one of the largest sugarcane producers in Brazil — sought to increase their productivity and reduce costs, they decided a digital transformation was in order.