Winnipeg, MB, Weiz, AT – Glacier FarmMedia LP (GFM) and Pessl Instruments GmbH (Pessl) have announced a joint venture to create METOS Canada to market and support digital smart ag services. Through METOS Canada, producers and ag professionals across the country will have access to Internet-of-Things devices, front-end software and support designed to improve on-farm management decisions.
“At Glacier FarmMedia, we are focused on helping farmers find solutions to the challenges of managing inputs and allocating their human resources,” said Bob Willcox, GFM president. “We’re pleased to partner with Pessl Instruments in creating METOS Canada which, through our network of channel partners, will provide the smart farming technology and support needed to improve farm profitability and sustainability.”
METOS Canada customers can select from a variety of wireless sensors and devices with applications that include remote field monitoring, weather monitoring and forecasting, water management, disease modelling, insect monitoring and nutrition management. Pessl’s integrated digital platform allows farmers to access sensor data from anywhere at any time. In addition, local METOS Canada certified partners will provide farmers and agronomists with training and support. For more information, visit https://metos.at/.
“The creation of METOS Canada, in partnership with Glacier FarmMedia, builds on Pessl’s 35 years of experience in digital smart ag technology,” said Gottfried Pessl, founder and CEO of Pessl Instruments. “Canadian producers now have more choices through innovative METOS product bundles, service, and support to improve their operational efficiency and competitiveness.”
FOR MORE INFORMATION:
Bob Willcox, President
Gottfried Pessl, CEO & Founder
+43 3172 55 21
About Glacier FarmMedia
Glacier FarmMedia LP (GFM), headquartered in Winnipeg, Canada, is the agricultural business unit of Glacier Media Inc (Glacier; TSX: GVC). GFM reaches tens of thousands of farmers and ag professionals each week through its publications and digital assets. GFM also owns and operates Canada’s largest outdoor farms shows, Canada’s Outdoor Farm Show and Ag in Motion in addition to Canada’s most popular ag listings site for new and used farm equipment (www.agdealer.com). The Western Producer, Country Guide, Manitoba Co-operator, Alberta Farmer Express, MarketsFarm, WeatherFarm, and Farm Forum Event are other GFM assets. For more information: farmmedia.com
About Pessl Instruments
Pessl Instruments GmbH (Pessl), based in Weiz, Austria, is global provider of wireless sensors and devices enabled through FieldClimate.com, its front-end platform to customers. Pessl’s roots are in agriculture, with over 35 years of experience developing and perfecting equipment, software, and, more recently, IoT-delivered solutions. Pessl’s decentralized model distributes and connects with customers through domestic partners. For more information: metos.at