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DuPont Pioneer and Trimble Enable Wireless Data Transfer Between Encirca Services℠ and Connected Farm™

Automated Exchange Will Improve Growers’ Access to Decision Services Information


DES MOINES, Iowa and SUNNYVALE, Calif., Dec. 21, 2015 – DuPont Pioneer and Trimble today announced a collaborative effort that will give growers increased access to field data to help improve their productivity and profitability acre-by-acre. The collaboration allows for the seamless flow of information between the Trimble® Connected Farm™ solution, a Web-based farm management solution that includes wireless data transfer, and EncircaSM services, which are tailored decision services offered by DuPont Pioneer.

Growers will now have more options to quickly and easily import field operations data, including as-applied maps and production data from planters, spreaders, sprayers and combines, into Encirca services.

“This technology integration between Encirca services and Trimble’s Connected Farm solution brings an added level of convenience to growers by expanding the list of compatible equipment they may use to farm more efficiently and effectively,” said Eric Boeck, DuPont Pioneer marketing director, Encirca services.

“Trimble understands the importance – and ultimately the benefit to the grower – of working with a variety of solution providers in the industry to provide a seamless experience for the customer,” said Pierre-Andre Rebeyrat, strategic marketing director of Trimble’s Agriculture Division. “By integrating the Connected Farm solution with Encirca services, we are able to provide Encirca services users and their advisors with an easier way to view their field data so they can operate more efficiently and make better decisions based on that data.”

Encirca services combine the latest technologies for weather, soils and agronomy with a grower’s field operations data to comprehensively manage whole farm practices. These proprietary analytics and a personal advisor help growers make real-time management decisions to maximize crop yields and reduce risks.

Using the Connected Farm Application Programming Interface (API), Encirca services users will have the ability to transfer field data wirelessly, at their discretion, to the Encirca services platform via Trimble’s Connected Farm solution. The integration also delivers the added benefit of transmitting prescriptions from Encirca services back to Trimble in-cab devices to be accurately applied in fields.

The Connected Farm solution – which works with in-cab displays, smartphones and mobile tablets – integrates data from all types of equipment, farm practices, crop types and farm sizes so growers can easily view field activities and other key farm information in one central location. By providing real-time data in a convenient online platform, and connecting the field to the office wirelessly, the Connected Farm solution enables better decision making for the farmer and facilitates easier collaboration with their trusted advisor.

Pioneer was one of the first decision services providers to leverage wireless data transfer functionality, having previously established wireless data transfer relationships with several other major equipment manufacturers. To learn more about Pioneer Encirca services, visit www.encirca.pioneer.com. To find an Encirca certified services agent, growers can contact their Pioneer sales professional or call 1-844-744-7333.

To learn more about the Connected Farm solution, visit www.connectedfarm.com, or find a local Trimble reseller at dealerlocator.trimble.com/.

Trimble Agriculture solutions enable customers to maximize efficiency and reduce chemical and fertilizer inputs while also protecting natural resources and the environment. Trimble’s precision agriculture solutions cover all seasons, crops, terrains, and farm sizes; and its brand-agnostic strategy allows farmers to use Trimble products on most vehicles in their fleet – regardless of manufacturer. To enable better decision making, Trimble offers the Connected Farm solution, which allows farmers to collect, share and manage information across their farm in real time. To optimize water use, Trimble provides water solutions for irrigation, drainage and land leveling. Trimble’s product suite includes vehicle and implement guidance and steering, as well as a portfolio of correction options that are the most versatile of their kind in the industry. Additional solutions include an unmanned aircraft system (UAS) for aerial imaging and mapping; application control for seed, liquid, and granular products; a harvest solution; and farm management software. For more information on Trimble Agriculture, visit: www.trimble.com/agriculture.

Trimble (NASDAQ: TRMB) applies technology to make field and mobile workers in businesses and government significantly more productive. Solutions are focused on applications requiring position or location – including surveying, construction, agriculture, fleet and asset management, public safety and mapping. In addition to utilizing positioning technologies, such as GPS, lasers and optics, Trimble solutions may include software content specific to the needs of the user. Wireless technologies are utilized to deliver the solution to the user and to ensure a tight coupling of the field and the back office. Founded in 1978, Trimble is headquartered in Sunnyvale, Calif. For more information, visit: www.trimble.com.

DuPont Pioneer is the world’s leading developer and supplier of advanced plant genetics, providing high-quality seeds to farmers in more than 90 countries. Pioneer provides agronomic support and services to help increase farmer productivity and profitability and strives to develop sustainable agricultural systems for people everywhere. Science with Service Delivering Success®.

DuPont (NYSE: DD) has been bringing world-class science and engineering to the global marketplace in the form of innovative products, materials, and services since 1802. The company believes that by collaborating with customers, governments, NGOs, and thought leaders, we can help find solutions to such global challenges as providing enough healthy food for people everywhere, decreasing dependence on fossil fuels, and protecting life and the environment. For additional information about DuPont and its commitment to inclusive innovation, please visit www.dupont.com.

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12/21/15

Contacts:     DuPont Pioneer
Jane Slusark
800-247-6803, ext. 50164
jane.slusark@pioneer.com
   Trimble
Lea Ann McNabb
408-481-7808
leaann_mcnabb@trimble.com
 


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