Improved farm productivity is the goal of GiSC, Main Street Data and IBM collaboration


In Texas, Grower Information Services Cooperative, the agricultural industry’s only grower-run data cooperative, and Main Street Data, an agricultural data analytics company, joined forces with IBM to introduce a suite of data-driven solutions to help growers improve their yields, operations, and overall productivity.

These solutions will combine the use of IBM’s world-leading competency in technology and platforms, including IoT, weather-driven insights, and data science; more than seven years of corn, soybean and wheat yield information from Main Street Data; and farmer-provided crop, yield, and operational data from GiSC.

“Through this collaboration, farmers will now have access to a trusted environment in which to share their data and glean insights that have never before been available,” said Mark Gildersleeve, Head of Watson IoT Platform and Business Solutions for The Weather Company, an IBM Business.  “These insights will help them to better understand comparative performance and maximize return on investment in yield.”