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DuPont Pioneer and Raven Industries Enable Wireless Data Transfer

Automated Exchange Will Enhance Variable Rate Nitrogen Management


DuPont Pioneer and Raven Industries announced a collaboration to allow for the seamless flow of information generated through Pioneer EncircaSM services to Raven Viper® 4 and other compatible field computers by leveraging Raven’s Slingshot® wireless connectivity solution. EncircaSM services are whole-farm decision services offered by Pioneer to help growers improve their productivity and profitability on every acre. Raven is a global leader of precision agriculture field equipment, including Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) products, field computers and application controls.

In July, Pioneer launched its EncircaSM Yield Nitrogen Management Service to help growers more efficiently manage one of their most important crop inputs.

“This new connectivity between EncircaSM services and Raven adds convenience for the grower and will further enable the precise application of nitrogen fertilizer,” said Steve Reno, DuPont Pioneer vice president, business director - U.S. and Canada. “As yield monitors run this fall, growers are already thinking about the 2015 growing season. They want to know how much nitrogen will be needed for top yields next year. EncircaSM Yield enabled with wireless data transfer makes that information instantly available and helps growers to be more efficient with input planning,” said Reno.

As part of this data exchange, growers can choose to have their EncircaSM services prescriptions wirelessly transferred directly to compatible Raven controllers to be accurately applied in their fields, as well as to automatically report what was applied for future analysis.

“We are excited about the new addition of Pioneer EncircaSM services to the list of decision agriculture and software solutions already compatible with Slingshot®,” said Paul Welbig, Raven Industries general manager of its Austin Technology Center and Slingshot operations. “The open architecture of Slingshot® easily enables great collaborators like Pioneer to provide their growers with technologically advanced solutions that help maximize yield.”  

The Slingshot® API, or Application Programming Interface, is an open and secure data connectivity platform that provides a simple way for software systems to connect with Raven controllers in the field utilizing wireless technology.

“This effort with Raven further advances our whole-farm, brand-neutral services strategy which, with the assistance of an EncircaSM certified services agent, works with growers to analyze and use their data to positively improve their bottom lines,” said Reno.

 To learn more, visit Growers can contact their Pioneer sales professional or, to find an EncircaSM certified services agent, simply call 1-844-744-7333.

Since 1956, Raven Industries has designed and manufactured high-quality, high-value technical products. Raven is publicly traded on NASDAQ and has earned an international reputation for innovation, product quality, high performance and unmatched service. Raven’s purpose is to solve great challenges in areas of safety, feeding the world, energy independence and resource preservation. To realize this purpose, we utilize our strengths in engineering, manufacturing and technological innovation to serve the precision agriculture, high-performance specialty films, aerospace and situational awareness markets.  Visit  for more information. 

DuPont Pioneer is the world’s leading developer and supplier of advanced plant genetics, providing high-quality seeds to farmers in more than 90 countries. Pioneer provides agronomic support and services to help increase farmer productivity and profitability and strives to develop sustainable agricultural systems for people everywhere. Science with Service Delivering Success®.

DuPont (NYSE: DD) has been bringing world-class science and engineering to the global marketplace in the form of innovative products, materials, and services since 1802. The company believes that by collaborating with customers, governments, NGOs, and thought leaders, we can help find solutions to such global challenges as providing enough healthy food for people everywhere, decreasing dependence on fossil fuels, and protecting life and the environment. For additional information about DuPont and its commitment to inclusive innovation, please visit

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