BASF and Delair are collaborating on scaling up BASF’s research and development projects for seeds, traits and crop protection.
The agreement will enable BASF’s agricultural research stations worldwide to use the delair.ai cloud platform to streamline and standardize the information gained through drone-based field studies.
The delair.ai platform provides enterprise-focused workflows and industry-specific analytics and will help BASF turn its visual drone data into actionable insights and ultimately, new sustainable solutions for the agricultural market.
Each year, BASF conducts several thousands of research trials in agricultural stations throughout the globe to measure product performance under different field conditions.
Commenting, Greta de Both, manager of sensor-based field phenotyping seeds and traits and BASF, said: “As a research driven agricultural company, we want to use the full potential of digitalization to accelerate innovation.”
Adding: “Partnering with Delair will help us to get a deeper understanding of the observed crops and their surrounding environments, and reduce the time to market for new products.”
BASF recently introduced drones equipped with multispectral sensors to automate and optimize their field data collection, allowing real-time insights into how plants respond to environmental conditions.
In delair.ai, BASF will be able to build digital twins of their research fields, as well as map and analyze hectares of plots across all trial sites. The cloud platform will enable field agronomists to automatically vectorize as well as geo-reference microplots and generate biological data and crop behavior per plot.