MACHINERY

CNH buys slice of Bem Agro

CNH has expanded its technical ventures, announcing that its investment arm, CNH Ventures, has bought a minority stake in Bem Agro – a Brazilian startup business and existing supplier to CNH.

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 CNH Ventures has invested in Bem Agro to expand its technology capabilities. Image courtesy CNH.

CNH Ventures has invested in Bem Agro to expand its technology capabilities. Image courtesy CNH.

Bem Agro uses artificial intelligence (AI) to convert any type of aerial field image - including those taken from machines, drones and satellites - into agronomic mapping reports.

The mapping reports can provide important data which can help farmers to make better decisions about optimising field operations, allocating resources and increasing yield.

In sugarcane, grain and fibre harvesting, where farmers can face low-visibility conditions, Bem Agro's maps provide guidance lines for course correction and crop damage reduction.

Its weed mapping pinpoints specific areas to be sprayed, minimising herbicide usage, according to CNH.

The investment follows more than five years of commercial partnership with Bem Agro.
CNH currently uses Bem Agro's mapping solutions on Case IH and New Holland brands' Connected Platforms for sugarcane harvesters, tractors and sprayers in Brazil, Indonesia and Thailand.

"Together with Bem Agro, we aim to significantly enhance our current and future precision technology solutions, services and reach for agriculture across Latin America and Asia Pacific," CNH says.

"We are excited to expand our collaboration with Bem Agro and further empower farmers to keep breaking new ground."

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