Corteva Weather Pillar General Info
Starting October of 2021, all Granular products will be moving from IBM weather data to the Corteva Weather Pillar.
What is the Corteva Weather Pillar?
The Corteva Weather Pillar was created in-house by Corteva engineers and is in its third year of production. This system aggregates data from thousands of OnFarm and Davis weather stations as well as Corteva’s research network, and IBM. This allows for more accurate and tailored weather reporting for Granular users.
Corteva’s custom weather solution is designed for agriculture:
- Built to support Corteva’s digital tools from R&D to Seed Production to Precision Ag.
- Aggregates weather data from many networks, including IBM and Personal Weather Stations (PWS), providing more control of coverage and future enhancements.
- Uses inverse interpolation, which provides more tailored and local weather field by field.
Key Stat: Last year, Corteva added 4,500 new weather stations to the their weather pillar. As a result, 99.7% of the over 17,000 fields enrolled in Granular Agronomy + Nitrogen had 3 or more weather stations within a 30km radius. Corteva is committed to adding even more weather sations by checking monthly to see which enrolled Nitrogen fields do not have 3 stations within 30km and searching for more possible stations.