ALEXANDRIA, Virginia–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Agrology, a leading predictive agriculture company, today announced a partnership with Google Cloud to help farmers adopt sustainable and regenerative farming practices. Using Agrology’s predictive farming platform, growers use Google Cloud and TensorFlow to monitor crops and receive predictions about irrigation, extreme weather, respiration and carbon sequestration in soil, pest and disease outbreaks, etc. The two companies launched their partnership in June during the Google Cloud Sustainability Summit 2022.
In the keynote, Google Cloud CEO Thomas Kurian emphasized the importance of sustainability, noting, “We are entering a new era of business transformation, guided by sustainability. Companies that embrace sustainability as a core value of their business are likely to be the ones that will succeed. He introduced Agrology as a company doing just that, using technology to transform agriculture, one of the oldest companies in the world.
Google Cloud technology has enabled Agrology to quickly develop the software and models that farmers need. As partners, Agrology and Google Cloud are focused on continuing to develop new technologies to help farmers face a new era of climate threats and seize opportunities for sustainability.
Also speaking at the Google Cloud Sustainability SummitKate Brandt, Director of Sustainability at Google, said: “Companies like Agrology are proving to be a powerful tool in the fight against climate change.”
Agrology uses TensorFlow to predict microclimate conditions on farms and Google Cloud to process the data Agrology collects from customer fields. Agrology processes data using machine learning (ML) and artificial intelligence (AI) models. Agrology also uses Google Earth Engine to analyze the terrain and determine geographic impacts such as smoke, fog, or carbon dioxide buildup in specific areas.
“The synthetic and predictive models we generate would not be possible without Google Cloud technology,” said Tyler Locke, co-founder and CTO of Agrology. “Through Google Cloud, we help farmers plan three to four days. Our customers are empowered to take action when needed and put ground-truth data behind their sustainability and regeneration practices.
Thanks to Agrology, producers adapt their farming practices based on real-time data. As part of this announcement, Agrology also launched the first soil carbon respiration monitoring system with Braga Fresh, Emeritus Vineyards and Silver Oak Vineyards. This system provides critical real-time data, monitoring soil microbiome health and changes in soil carbon content.
As a leader in experimenting with regenerative farming practices for the fresh produce category, Braga Fresh has ambitious plans to improve carbon sequestration in the soil and reduce carbon emissions using new farming technologies such as agrology.
“Agrology has created the best tool Braga Fresh has seen to date that could help reduce water consumption, increase production costs and gauge the success of our regenerative product trials,” said Eric Morgan, Vice President of Braga Fresh, Sciences and Environmental Resources. “The data we are already seeing from Agrology makes us extremely optimistic.”
Google Cloud showcased Agrology’s work in a recent video production, Blogand at the Google Cloud Sustainability Summit Scheduled Speech. Anyone interested in learning more can go to Agrology.ag/sustainability-climatetech.
Agrology is a leading climate technology startup and public benefit corporation whose mission is to protect the economic viability of farmers in a time of intensifying climate change. Founded in 2019, Agrology is a winner of the National Science Foundation’s highly selective SBIR Awards. The Agrology Platform is the first efficient, affordable and easy to use predictive farming platform to help growers with water, irrigation, pest prevention, spraying, soil, odor smoke and extreme weather conditions. Agrology is a field testing capability for soil carbon sequestration validation and greenhouse gas monitoring, based on its proprietary technology that leverages machine learning, IoT and lots of Ground-Truth data. Current Agrology clients include Braga Fresh, The Duckhorn Portfolio, Boisset Collection, Dana Estates, Emeritus Vineyards, Jordan Vineyards and Winery, Lawrence Vineyards, Renteria Vineyard Management, Signorello Estate, Silver Oak Vineyards and numerous specialty farms. Agrology has offices in Alexandria, Virginia, and Sonoma, California, and can be found online at Agrologie.ag.