Hyperlocal Weather and Soil Data from ClearAg Will Support Research into Sustainable Crop Performance
Iteris, Inc. (NASDAQ: ITI), the global leader in applied informatics for transportation and agriculture, today announced that CONSUS, a research partnership between University College Dublin (UCD) and Origin Enterprises PLC (Origin), will add Iteris ClearAg® environmental intelligence to its crop modeling platform.
Under the terms of the agreement, ClearAg will provide location-specific environmental intelligence to CONSUS, a five-year research program supported by Science Foundation Ireland. CONSUS researchers will seek to use ClearAg's environmental intelligence to contribute to the creation of crop models to optimize sustainable crop performance for agronomists and growers in the U.K. and globally.
"We are excited to work with Iteris to explore the harnessing of ClearAg's environmental intelligence into the CONSUS research and development platform to provide comprehensive, farm-specific weather data for our agriscience researchers," said Prof. Gregory O'Hare, lead principal investigator at CONSUS. "ClearAg's location-specific current and historical weather data, as well as its climatology and soil conditions information, will enable CONSUS to develop scalable, dynamic and integrated crop models to optimize sustainable crop performance."
"We are thrilled that CONSUS has selected ClearAg's environmental intelligence to power its crop modeling platform," said Pierre-André Rebeyrat, vice president and general manager, Agriculture and Weather Analytics at Iteris. "Strategic partnerships between academia and industry, like UCD and Origin's CONSUS program, are vital in the pursuit of global crop sustainability. We are proud that ClearAg's environmental intelligence will support the program's research and ultimately help further the understanding of the interactions between field environmental conditions and sustainable crop production.
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Iteris is the global leader in applied informatics for transportation and agriculture, turning big data into big breakthrough solutions. We collect, aggregate and analyze data on traffic, roads, weather, water, soil and crops to generate precise informatics that lead to safer transportation and smarter farming. Municipalities, government agencies, crop science companies, farmers and agronomists around the world use our solutions to make roads safer and travel more efficient, as well as farmlands more sustainable, healthy and productive. Visit www.iteris.com for more information and join the conversation on Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook.
CONSUS encompasses a strong multi and interdisciplinary approach, combining the leading expertise of University College Dublin (UCD) in data science and agricultural science with Origin's integrated crop management research, systems capabilities and extensive on-farm knowledge exchange networks. CONSUS is a five-year strategic research programme between UCD and Origin Enterprises, which is jointly funded by Science Foundation Ireland and Origin Enterprises. Learn more at www.consus.ie.