TORONTO, Oct. 26, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Deveron Corp. (TSX-V: FARM) (“Deveron” or the “Company”) a leading agriculture digital services and insights provider in North America, is pleased to announce it is has expanded its network of soil sampling data technicians adding new hubs in Saskatchewan, Canada and Nebraska, United States. With increased capacity of up to 150,000 acres of soil sampling per season, Deveron is continuing to develop a turn-key solution to increase soil sampling volume. Whether it be farmer or agribusiness, the Company is positioning itself as a reliable partner that offers consistent pricing, standardized product, and service with a high-level of customer support across all the territories the Company operates in.
The Company’s sales team has been actively engaging with new customers looking to leverage Deveron’s ability to improve programs for soil health. Deveron has added 4 additional enterprise customers, that collectively service thousands of farms in the US and Canada. This new opportunity provides a great base to sell Deveron’s additional analytic services.
The key strategic objectives of the new relationships:
- Continue to build North America’s most reliable, price consistent and scalable options for agribusinesses and farmers
- Expansion into two key agricultural markets where 58.9 million acres are collectively seeded with field crop1
- Continue to expand the company’s total farm acres under management
Soil health is a key success factor in agriculture. Soil fertility levels continue to decrease, meaning farmers need more data to understand how to better manage their inputs. As more and more leaders in agriculture determine the need for a strategic, scalable and consistent offering for soil health, Deveron sees its service offering filling a major gap in the industry.
David MacMillan, Deveron’s President and CEO commented, “We believe that many of the best practices in agriculture do not get utilized because they are cost prohibitive and difficult to manage at scale across significant and diverse geographies. By building a network of soil sampling technicians focusing on consistent, timely and repeatable soil sampling for agribusiness, we believe farmers can benefit from economies of scale and will sample more, ask more questions about how they are applying inputs and ultimately want more digital recommendations in terms of how to improve yield and reduce costs on the farm. Today marks a significant step forward for our team in our goal to improve soil health by expanding into a combined market of 58.9 million acres. We are looking forward to building value with our new partners and driving significant volume growth in both soil sampling and analytical offerings in the years to come.”
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About Deveron: Deveron is an agriculture technology company that uses data and insights to help farmers and large agriculture enterprises increase yields, reduce costs and improve farm outcomes. The company employs a digital process that leverages data collected on farms across North America to drive unbiased interpretation of production decisions, ultimately recommending how to optimize input use. Our team of agronomists and data scientists build products that recommend ways to manage fertilizer, seed, fungicide and other farm inputs better. Additionally, we have a national network of data technicians that are deployed to collect various types of farm data, from soil to drone, that build a basis of our best in class data layers. Our focus is the US and Canada where 1 billion acres of farmland is actively farmed annually.
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1 Acres source from USDA for Nebraska (https://www.nass.usda.gov/Publications/AgCensus/2017/Online_Resources/County_Profiles/Nebraska/cp99031.pdf) and StatsCan for Saskatchewan (https://www150.statcan.gc.ca/n1/pub/95-640-x/2016001/article/14807-eng.htm)