Farmers Edge Inc. announced its acquisition of GranDuke Geomatics Ltd. of Lethbridge, Alberta. The agreement was finalized on January 9th, 2015, giving control of the geospatial solutions and software development company to Farmers Edge Inc.

With operations in North and South America, Australia, Russia and Eastern Europe, Farmers Edge increases growers’ profitability maintaining an environmentally sustainable approach by leveraging advanced precision tools and big data analytic solutions. Precision Solutions is a turnkey comprehensive package that includes Variable Rate Technology, field centric weather monitoring, high-resolution satellite imagery, in-field telematics and real boots on the ground. Leading the development and application of new technologies on the farm, Farmers Edge allows farmers to collect, store and transfer data, make advanced management decisions and measure results.

Fertilizer and yield maps provided by GranDuke Geomatics Ltd. are part of the Precision Solutions product line offering growers an increase in efficiency through automated workflows, specialized software design and cloud-based data processing. GranDuke Geomatics Ltd. was founded in 2012 by Guy Duke and Kevin Grant and with the assistance of the National Research Council, offers customized software solutions and geospatial applications to clients in precision agriculture, environmental monitoring, and oil and gas. With 22 employees, GranDuke Geomatics Ltd. will continue to provide advanced GIS & yield data processing services for Farmers Edge Inc.