Expert column by American journalist Dan Krammett about Cognitive Agro Pilot system and new harvest season in Russia.
According to a Global Market Insights, Inc. report., the precision farming market is poised to rise from today’s USD4 bln to USD12 bln by 2025. Precision farming in Russia is in its infancy and is expected to boom in the next three to four years to be worth some RUB15–20 bln, analysts say.
Digital Agro (a subsidiary of Uralchem), Agrosignal and Cognitive Pilot (an autonomous driving technology joint venture of Sberbank and Cognitive Technologies Group) have formed a strategic partnership to collaborate on a single agricultural ecosystem to accelerate the digitalization of Russian farming.
For agricultural robotics to be more widely adopted, farmers will need services to help maintain and repair intelligent systems. EkoNiva Holding Co. and Cognitive Pilot have signed a three-year agreement to outfit farm machinery with the C-Pilot autonomous driving system and create a service network across Russia.