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An Important Partnership for Digital Farming’s Future

One of the central opportunities that bring me into work each day is the chance we have to improve lives and livelihoods around the world through data science and engineering solutions that help farmers lower risk, increase productivity, and enhance susta...

Partnerships Nov 17, 2021
Getting Climate-Smarter: Our 10-Year Sustainability Trials

The environmental benefits of climate-smart practices like cover cropping, conservation tillage, and crop rotation are pretty well understood in how those practices are able to improve the soil micro- (and macro-) biome, prevent soil loss and erosion, and...

Sustainability Oct 21, 2021
Into New Spaces: Eighteen Months of Change

If I had asked you during the 2019 year-end holiday season how you would handle 18 months of isolation due to a global pandemic, it would seem like an abstract, unimaginable idea. But here we are, still so many working from home, distancing ourselves from...

Innovation Sep 22, 2021
Putting the Pieces Together: A Day at Farm Progress Show

It’s been two years since I’ve been to a trade show, two years away from that ability to connect directly with farmers, getting real feedback on how our platform is doing, what they find valuable, and where we can do even better in the future....

Innovation Sep 1, 2021
Engineering an Impact

In many ways this internship has been the perfect evolution of my interests and the places in which I feel I can grow and contribute the most as I enter my career in data science....

Innovation Aug 19, 2021
The Past, Present and Future of Predicting Yield

Can machine learning and data science be used to predict the future for growers? Crop yield prediction is an extremely interesting technical challenge. It is not only one of the most financially impactful decisions a farmer makes each season, but also hel...

Innovation Jul 29, 2021
Where They Can Be Themselves: Monica Alandete-Saez

“Inclusion@Climate: Sowing the Seeds of Belonging” is a feature created by The Climate Corporation’s Inclusion & Diversity team to highlight the diverse backgrounds of our employees as well as their achievements, passions, and personalities. We hope you’l...

Inclusion @ Climate Jun 28, 2021
Hack Attack! Our First Remote Hackathon

It’s been a hard year away from the friendly faces in our offices at The Climate Corporation (Climate). One of the things we have so looked forward to at the beginning of 2021 is to bring our teams back together after the new year and really add some wind...

Hackathon Jun 2, 2021
The Power of Public Data: Brazilian Open Data Portal

Day after day we generate exorbitant amounts of data from the many diverse activities that make up the Climate FieldView™ platform, scoping a number of possibilities for ways in which we can implement artificial intelligence solutions to help improve farm...

Innovation May 11, 2021
The Technology Behind Making a Difference

At The Climate Corporation, we seek to help all the world's farmers sustainably increase production with digital tools. Hear from several employees across The Climate Corporation in their words about our values, our mission, our culture, and what it's lik...

Science Apr 23, 2021
The Skin of the Earth Challenge: Crowdsourcing Data Solutions

As our platform expands around the world, we’re in a unique position in 2021 not only to drive availability of digital tools for all kinds of farmers, but to build out our data layers across the world and make the Climate FieldView™ platform even more rob...

Innovation Apr 12, 2021
Climate Corporation Pipeline Capabilities: Foundation for the Future of Digital Ag

We’d like to share in advance a look into The Climate Corporation research pipeline in the words of Chief Science Officer Brian Lutz, aided and supported by the managers of our Climate Research Farms and Digital Ag & Sustainability Lead Dr. Pamela Bachman...

Science Mar 12, 2021
The Legal Answer and the Best Answer: Nikki Davis

“Inclusion@Climate: Sowing the Seeds of Belonging” is a feature created by The Climate Corporation’s Inclusion & Diversity team to highlight the diverse backgrounds of our employees as well as their achievements, passions, and personalities. We hope you’l...

Inclusion @ Climate Mar 8, 2021
A Bountiful Education: Crowning Our Fantasy Farming Winner

The Climate Corporation (Climate) started in Silicon Valley, but it’s not just our platform and the customers we serve who are spread around the world - so are our teams. Within our Science organization we operate several research farms in the Midwestern ...

Science Dec 17, 2020
From Unique to Ubiquitous: The Journey of a Farming Platform

As an adult, I’ve spent my career helping organizations embrace a similar mindset. The shift from traditional thinking to a product-focused mindset that allows a product to scale with the size of its customer base necessitates a careful approach. The oppo...

Product Nov 11, 2020
See That There’s A Me: Simon Carney

"Inclusion@Climate: Sowing the Seeds of Belonging” is a feature created by The Climate Corporation’s Inclusion & Diversity team to highlight the diverse backgrounds of our employees as well as their achievements, passions, and personalities. The third ent...

Inclusion @ Climate Oct 27, 2020
The Most Essential Service: Celebrating Farming’s Resilience

From Chief Science Officer Brian Lutz, an open letter to farmers on resilience, persistence, data, and decision making. This letter comes during the COVID-19 pandemic and at a time of uncertainty, when we’d rather be engaging with customers at the 2020 Fa...

Open Letter Sep 17, 2020
Intern to Intern: Brianna Dawkins and Levi Kermes

Working anywhere in the time of COVID-19 has been challenging. Learning to work in an industry as part of an internship program is even more challenging. Our teams at The Climate Corporation and Bayer have not been in the office since March....

Collaboration Aug 19, 2020
Your Full Self: Matt Garvert

“Inclusion@Climate: Sowing the Seeds of Belonging” is a feature created by The Climate Corporation’s Inclusion & Diversity team to highlight the diverse backgrounds of our employees as well as their achievements, passions, and personalities. We hope you’l...

Inclusion @ Climate Jul 29, 2020
Eine Welt der Daten: The Case for a World of Digital Farming

In my roles and years at Climate, I’ve seen North American farming across the Great Plains, Canadian fields of canola, and smallholder farms across India and the Philippines. I’m very lucky to have been able to travel (when travel was safe and advisable) ...

International Jul 15, 2020
Soil: The Food for Our Food

Success in digital farming doesn’t have to be prefaced by generations spent on a farm, but it sure doesn’t hurt. I operate at the confluence of data science and traditional agriculture. As Chief Scientist, I couldn’t be more excited about the tools, analy...

Soil Health Jun 23, 2020
Head in the Clouds: Deep Learning-based Cloud and Shadow Detection via Remote Sensing

Satellite imagery powers a number of downstream applications at Climate; its value extends beyond image-based scouting maps. We use it to derive new data layers to map and monitor environmental or crop conditions at near real time globally. Those data lay...

Innovation May 4, 2020
Everyday Inclusion: Nisha Ramakrishnan

When I was 17, I came to the US as an intern for the US state department in recognition for early work I had done with farmers in rural India around technology, education, connectivity, and media. While the sponsoring organization took over and that proje...

Inclusion Apr 13, 2020
Where’s the Remote? Success in the Age of Working Remotely

One of the things we pride ourselves on might be considered a relic of a bygone, non-tech era. Any of our North American farmer customers who need it, in the field or in their office, receive personalized customer support from a live person in our central...

Customer Success Mar 31, 2020
Seeing Clear to the Horizon: Advancing The Climate Corporation’s Industry-Leading Digital Ag R&D Pipeline

For some of our farmer customers, including my brothers on our farm in Illinois, seeing clear to the horizon is something that’s literally possible, unless you’re in a Midwestern corn field past the end of July or so. For us at Climate, we look into the d...

Innovation Feb 13, 2020
HabiTally: A Habitat-Tallying App to Support Monarch Conservation

Biodiversity is a word that holds a lot of meaning for me, as I’ve focused my career on conserving and sustaining those systems that ultimately support us. I’d like to share with you an exciting new project, HabiTally, an iOS mobile application (app) with...

Sustainability Jan 27, 2020
Product Placement: Evolution from Models to Digital Ag Advisor

The 2018 discovery science and modeling efforts shifted from a regional corn product placement model, a key component of the current Seed Advisor from FieldView product, to a field-level seed placement tool. This shift enabled modeling to better account f...

Science Jun 19, 2019
Podcast: The Age of Digital Agriculture - Seed Advisor

The way farmers use data is constantly evolving. Educated guesses and hand-written notes progressed to spreadsheets and digital maps. Today, advanced models with machine learning technology are ushering in a new chapter of predictive analytics in agricult...

Podcast Nov 19, 2018
Emerging AI technology at Climate: GANs and their applications and limitations in disease identification model

With hundreds of variations in publications, Generative Adversarial Networks, or GANs, have been creating a big wave in the AI and machine learning research community since their invention by Ian Goodfellow in 2014. Yann Lecun, vice president and chief AI...

Science Nov 16, 2018
Production Model Execution via Capabilities

“If software ate the world, models will run it” is the conclusion of a recent influential article about how software and data are transforming the world today. The article nicely sums up how Climate is inventing digital agriculture, building on our road t...

Engineering Sep 13, 2018
A Statistician's Story to Enhance Sustainability

Statisticians at The Climate Corporation are developing unique, actionable insights for farmers to enhance their decisions and help them farm more sustainably. Vera Bulaevskaya and her team are entrenched in this work everyday, using statistical models to...

New Hire Jul 30, 2018
A Water Quality Partnership to Deliver Sustainability Benefits on the Farm

Advances in modern agriculture have enabled a dramatic increase in crop yields and consequently, more security in the supply of food, feed, fuel and fiber to support a growing and more affluent global population....

Science Jun 5, 2018
From Apple to Google to Climate: An Irish Engineer’s Story Localizing Software Around the World

There is no denying the exceptional growth of the Climate FieldView™ digital agriculture platform over the last couple of years. Adoption has grown to more than 100,000 users across the United States, Canada and Brazil....

Engineering May 31, 2018
Designing Products for a Unique User Base

Like many others, I have an overwhelming desire to do good in the world. I want to work for a company with a mission that will leave a positive lasting imprint. Sometimes that is easier said than done, as many businesses have conflicting ideals....

Design May 9, 2018
Connecting the Biophysics of Agricultural Systems with the Big Data Revolution

Modeling agricultural systems, such as crop production, from biological, physical and/or chemical principles can be traced back to the 1950s and 1960s. The models used were “process models,” which are mathematical abstractions that explicitly describe a s...

Science Apr 18, 2018
Climate to the Rescue! Rebuilding the Lost HRRR Weather Model Archive

Shortly after the start of the year, University of Utah Professor John Horel, and PhD student Brian Blaylock, discovered that the Center for High Performance Computing (CHPC) object-storage system, known as Pando, had experienced a system failure....

Science Mar 20, 2018
Partnering with Universities to Advance the Oldest and Newest Professions: Agriculture and Technology

Last month we had the great pleasure of opening the Bayer Crop Science Innovation Center at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC). This partnership drives forward the confluence of agronomic and data science excellence by fostering innovat...

Science Mar 8, 2018
Disease ID: How We Scaled Our Deep Learning Model with Distributed Training

At The Climate Corporation, we are applying deep learning to solve problems across various technical and scientific domains. As my colleague Wei describes in his recent post Some Deep Learnings about Applying Deep Learning, one way we are using deep learn...

Data and Analytics Feb 28, 2018
Hack Attack: Global Participation in our Annual Hackathon

Every January The Climate Corporation conducts a Hackathon competition where teams from across the company come together to work on new ideas for complex, interesting projects and to address existing problems. ...

Engineering Feb 12, 2018
Some Deep Learnings from Applying Deep Learning

To build a robust deep learning model, it can be much more than training or fine tuning some existing models (e.g. inception v3, resnet, LSTM, etc.) with your own dataset. These winning models are your best friend and can usually serve as base models....

Science Feb 8, 2018
On the Road to a Billion Acres of Data

What if we could improve sustainability, yields, and profitability via a deep understanding of comparative variability and productivity across agronomic variables and decisions?...

Engineering Jan 4, 2018
Cajun Country to FieldView - The Journey of a Geospatial Guru

When I started at The Climate Corporation more than two years ago, I never expected my passion for our mission and the innovation we are building to explode so quickly....

Science Jan 4, 2018
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