Monsanto readies digital farming in PH

The Monsanto Co. sees the Philippines as fertile ground for the adoption of data science in farming as it readies high-tech solutions for the application of so-called big data analytics in agriculture.Hazel Bograd, Monsanto data science and analytics manager for Asia Pacific, says that in the context of farming, data science helps make sense of complex interactions that happen on the field by bringing together resources such as historical yield data, climate imagery, and information on soil and moisture. “This in turn provides farmers with critical insights they can use to make important crop management decisions throughout the planting season,” Bograd says. ADVERTISEMENT Previously limited to technology-heavy industries like telecommunications, logistics, and healthcare, the use of insights gleamed from huge chunks of data—thus, Big Data —is now spreading to other…

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