Top 20 Agtech Solution Companies - 2021

The agricultural sector is no longer as conservative as we used to imagine. Implementation of digital technologies, development of robotics, and new biotechnological solutions have given agriculture a brand-new reputation and name: Agtech. And these developments have not been out of investors’ sight as they have poured billions into the industry.

Today, each component of the extensive food supply system is being digitalized. And in the future, each of these components could create a new specific market. Digitalization is also helping solve the labor issues pervasive in the agtech space for years. The COVID-19 pandemic has further fueled existing labor issues and exposed additional vulnerabilities in the space. These vulnerabilities threaten the profitability and operations of all stakeholders in the agriculture industry. Therefore, many organizations are developing farm machinery that automates or augments existing processes to increase productivity and safety by reducing the need for human labor. Technologies such as drones, field monitoring sensors, and analytical software are helping farmers monitor and manage their farms, improving their ability to identify and address issues early. All in all, the pandemic has accelerated the adoption of automation and robotics technologies.

Other than digitalization, organizations are developing new techniques such as vertical farming, aquaponics, and hydroponics to help growers adopt indoor farming. One of the most considerable advantages of indoor agriculture is the capability to regulate virtually every factor affecting growth, such as light, temperature, and nutrients. Thus, indoor farming allows for cleaner, healthier, and overall safer growth and processing activities. Furthermore, indoor farming is becoming increasingly automated helping to curtail labor shortage challenges.

At this juncture, there is a wide variety of agtech solution providers entering the industry with a set of advanced and integrated offerings. To help companies navigate through the best-of-breed agtech solution providers and consulting companies, CIOReview has compiled a list of top 20 most promising agtech solution providers. The enlisted organizations are transforming the agricultural landscape. Besides, the magazine also comprises insights from thought leaders in the sector on the industry trends, best practices, recent innovations, and their advice for the aspiring CIOs.

We present to you CIOReview’s, “20 Most Promising Agtech Solution Providers – 2021.”

    Top Agtech Solution Companies

  • 1

    Fohse provides a suite of hyper-efficient, high-output LED grow light fixtures to the marketplace, and its LED lighting technologies can help indoor cultivators realize a 35% to 50% reduction in overall energy expenditures without sacrificing yields

  • 2

    A digital agriculture solution provider that provides IoT-based solutions to integrate and digitize all aspects of farming operations

  • 3

    Trimble Agriculture solutions allow farmers to operate more efficiently and productively, save on input costs, and apply those inputs in a safe and responsible way. With an epithet synonymous to smart and sustainable farming, Trimble is a global technology leader with a 40-year history in designing, manufacturing, and distributing AI-driven agricultural products. Basking in the glory of its rich farming know-how, the company offers precision agriculture solutions to farmers to help them maximize yields and achieve profitability

  • 4

    AbuErdan

    AbuErdan

    AbuErdan specializes in poultry management, armed with a resilience poultry management technology stack that can support producers extensively. The poultry management software focusses onthe whole meat and egg production value chain starting right after the genetics until the retailers. It involves management, analysis, planning and much more. Additionally, the solution enhances operational capabilities and boosts transparency using a traceability tools for food safety. AbuErdan’s cloud-based poultry management solution leverages new technologies like Artificial Intelligence and machine learning to forecast chicken performance allowing poultry managers to take data-driven corrective actions on time

  • 5

    Biwer

    Biwer

    Biwer provides software solutions to the world’s largest food and agricultural operations by giving them the ability to manage their procurement workflows based on their own needs and industry requirements. The company designs extremely flexible applications which allow complex and changing business requirements to be supported through different software configurations. This approach provides a unique solution for each client, resulting in improved efficiencies and reducing costs. With over thirty years of experience in helping clients with their commodity procurement needs, Biwer solutions manage every aspect of the supply chain by offering the best combination of value, support and industry expertise

  • 6

    CattleXpert

    CattleXpert

    CattleXpert is a single inventory management and feeding program for cattle. CattleXpert began working with the cattle industry over two decades ago and the company continues to develop solutions that serve the industry. Owned by those in the business, the company has relevant and qualified background in working with its customers. Whether a client manages its cattle individually or as a group CattleXpert has it covered. Track cattle feeding performance by looking up feed status, lot details, and pen details. Manage the whole yard with the cattle dashboard and yard map

  • 7

    CIBO

    CIBO

    CIBO is a breakthrough technology platform that accelerates regenerative agriculture and is the first, direct-from-the-farmer carbon marketplace. The company combines science, data, and software to enable agriculture scaling with unbiased information. CIBO delivers high value, objective insights around farmland and its potential, to bring transparency to the agriculture value chain. The company starts from the ground up and scales to county, state and national levels without requiring expensive or complex data from farmers. CIBO’s insights include land and lease values, productivity, soil stability, sustainability, yield forecasts, and more

  • 8

    Envance Technologies

    Envance Technologies

    Envance Technologies is a life sciences technology organization that develops safe and effective pest control technology and product solutions. Leaning on research and innovation, they offer novel insect control technologies, including TyraTech’s Nature’s Technology™ platform, to provide consumers, businesses and growers with the safest and most effective insect control solutions on the market

  • 9

    Granular

    Granular

    Granular is Farm Management Software (FMS) that is helping thousands of farmers to build more profitable and efficient farms today and steward their lands for generations to come. As the world’s leading FMS, Granular uniquely combines an industry-leading support team with the most recommended suite of easy-to-use powerful software to help farmers and their teams run all aspects of their farm business. From financials to agronomy to operations, farmers are now able to make data-driven decisions with greater confidence in an increasingly challenging environment

  • 10

    MC Smart Controls

    MC Smart Controls

    MC Smart Controls develops the internet of things (IoT) and the industrial internet of things (IIoT) solutions for mining, agriculture, municipal, commercial, and community applications. They have introduced a variety of innovative technologies, such as smart irrigation controllers, lighting, and off-grid solutions, to reduce operational costs and enhance productivity in a diverse range of industries

  • 11

    Nachurs Alpine Solutions

    Nachurs Alpine Solutions

    Nachurs Alpine Solutions is a North American specialty liquids chemical manufacturer dedicated to meet the nutritional demands of crops and growing conditions on both sides of the border. The company has captivated growers’ attention and is revolutionizing farming practices through its precision-placed, seed-safe, liquid fertilizers to kick-start strong, early root growth and maximize crop yields. Nachurs Alpine's products deliver tremendous value and help safeguard a sustainable and profitable future for its customers and the environment

  • 12

    PanXchange

    PanXchange

    PanXchange is a web-based trading and price discovery platform for physical commodities. Their trading platform and price discovery capabilities bring greater efficiencies to trade houses, producers, distributors, end-users, and investors, alike. Notably, PanXchange provides the only institutional-grade trading platform that’s patent-protected and in production in multiple markets. Their software platform allows buyers and sellers to negotiate specific details of a trade, including location, timing, quantity and quality, in real-time

  • 13

    Pathfinder Computer Systems (CS)

    Pathfinder Computer Systems (CS)

    The company provides computer software services to the outdoor power, agriculture services, agricultural salvage, janitorial, home service repair, and more recently firearms and supplies

  • 14

    Precision Planting

    Precision Planting

    Precision Planting is an industry leader in planter technology solutions. Founded in Central Illinois and now part of AGCO Corporation, Precision Planting focuses on developing innovative products that improve the planting process. The company is also well known for its unique and innovative approach to addressing the current agronomic issues facing growers and providing practical educational resources for planting improvement. The company is represented in the continental United States by a network of over 700 dealerships

  • 15

    ServiTech

    ServiTech

    ServiTech relies on the most current technologies, research and science to make productive and profitable recommendations for thousands of growers on millions of acres. The company provides consulting and laboratory service to the High Plains area that produces around 50 million acres of wheat, 30 million acres of corn, 7 million acres of grain sorghum, 2 million acres of alfalfa, 6 million acres of soybeans, 50,000 acres of sugar beets and a mix of dry beans, barley, oats, potatoes, millet, sunflowers, grasses and vegetable crops

  • 16

    SourceTrace

    SourceTrace

    SourceTrace is a global leader in providing digital solutions to agriculture and food businesses. The company enables full visibility into the agricultural and food value chain, with touchpoints across every stage – from farm to retail. SourceTrace provides data-driven digital innovations that make agriculture sustainable, supply chains efficient and food systems traceable. The suite of solutions includes farm management, supply chain management, monitoring & evaluation, certification, traceability, market linkage and financial services. Founded in 2013, SourceTrace currently has implementations across 28 countries and have impacted more than a million farmer's livelihoods

  • 17

    TeleSense

    TeleSense

    TeleSense is leading the post-harvest data revolution. Using advanced suite of sensors, the company provides grain managers with actionable insights about their stored grain, so that they can make storage decisions easily, quickly, and accurately. Its easy-to-use sensors continuously monitor grain, and automatically sends issue alerts to the TeleSense App on a computer, smartphone, or tablet. TeleSense also retrofits traditional temperature cables to make them wireless with information available 24/7, right at the fingertips

  • 18

    TKXS

    TKXS

    TKXS is a B2B technology and data-driven solutions company, providing data collection, data science, technology, and data-enabled marketing and incentive management capabilities to the agriculture, animal health, construction, and industrial supply industries. Its solutions allow customers to acquire and leverage data, glean market intelligence, operate more effectively, and create market demand. TKXS offers an exciting environment where thinkers, leaders, creators and innovators enjoy daily opportunities to connect, collaborate and reach goals together. Whether extracting actionable insights from large volumes of data, developing apps to enhance operational effectiveness, or managing full-service programs to increase sales, TKXS delivers measurable success

  • 19

    Trace Genomics

    Trace Genomics

    Trace Genomics is creating actionable insights by integrating the latest advancements in soil science, genomics and machine learning to advance agriculture. Together with agronomists and their growers, Trace Genomics plans to restore the planet’s soil while improving the profitability and resiliency of farms for generations to come. The company believes that the benefit of better understanding the soil and improving its health yields tremendous human, environmental, and economic gains. Healthy soil is the foundation of a prosperous and thriving planet, and this what Trace Genomics aims to deliver

  • 20

    Viridix

    Viridix

    Viridix is a provider of robust technological platforms designed to connect farmers and enhance their capabilities. The company has gathered the greatest minds in the field to introduce the power of technology into agriculture. By developing sensors that act as real-life roots, Viridix collects crucial and necessary data that allows them to optimize decision making and automatization. The company's low-cost solutions enable farmers and growers to "plant"​ as many sensors needed to retrieve analytics data, providing them with opportunity to re-asses, correct and adjust their current approach