Leading Crop Insurance Company Enhances Crop Management Platform, Field Insights, with the Addition of Iteris ClearAg Spray Advisor and Crop Growth Stage Models
- NAU Country agents and farmers have the opportunity to leverage Iteris ClearAg’s Spray Advisor "smart content" to help minimize risk during critical crop growth stages
- Expansion affirms growing market demand for data-driven solutions that ensure safe and effective in-field spray applications
SANTA ANA, Calif. – April 3, 2018 – Iteris, Inc. (NASDAQ: ITI), the global leader in applied informatics for transportation and agriculture, and NAU Country Insurance Company, one of the largest crop insurance providers in the U.S., today announced the addition of Iteris’ ClearAg® Spray Advisor and crop growth stage models to NAU Country’s crop management platform, Field Insights™.
“We are committed to providing our agents with the most advanced digital agriculture tools available to help their farmers stay informed about the impacts of weather and environmental conditions on their fields,” said Michael Deal, chief marketing and technology officer at NAU Country. “The addition of Iteris’ ClearAg Spray Advisor and crop growth stage models provides our customers with field-level data for even better risk management, especially as it relates to the application of agrochemicals at critical crop growth stages.”
The ClearAg Spray Advisor provides information to help minimize spray risks and liability, while ensuring product efficacy and crop safety. Users of NAU Country’s crop management tool, Field Insights, will now have access to ClearAg data that can identify the most critical spray application window based on environmental conditions.
“With access to Iteris’ ClearAg Spray Advisor capabilities and crop growth stage models, NAU Country agents and farmers have access to the most relevant crop environment conditions for better risk management, especially around in-field spray applications,” said Jim Chambers, senior vice president and general manager, Agriculture and Weather Analytics at Iteris. “ClearAg solutions strive to reduce crop production challenges for agriculture professionals, and the availability of ClearAg smart content through NAU Country’s tool, Field Insights, enables producers to mitigate risk from spray drift and volatilization, and minimize crop damage and yield loss.”
For more information about accessing ClearAg data through NAU Country’s tool, Field Insights, contact your local NAU Country agent today. If you are not currently affiliated with NAU Country and would like to learn more, please contact 800-942-6557 or .
About Iteris, Inc.
Iteris is the global leader in applied informatics for transportation and agriculture, turning big data into big breakthrough solutions. We collect, aggregate and analyze data on traffic, roads, weather, water, soil and crops to generate precise informatics that lead to safer transportation and smarter farming. Municipalities, government agencies, crop science companies, farmers and agronomists around the world use our solutions to make roads safer and travel more efficient, as well as farmlands more sustainable, healthy and productive. Visit www.iteris.com for more information and join the conversation on Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook.
About NAU Country Insurance Company
NAU Country Insurance Company is a leading multi-peril crop insurance company passionate about serving the American farmer and supporting their agents in the continental U.S. Headquartered in Ramsey, MN with branch offices in 10 locations, NAU Country has grown over the years by providing outstanding customer service and leading-edge technology. NAU Country is currently licensed in 48 states and employs over 700 field and office staff across the country. As a division of QBE Insurance Group Ltd., one of the top 20 insurers worldwide, NAU Country has the financial strength for today's insurance environment. Visit us at naucountry.com for more information and follow us on Twitter, LinkedIn, and Facebook.
QBE North America is part of QBE Insurance Group Limited, one of the largest insurers and reinsurers worldwide. QBE NA reported Gross Written Premiums in 2016 of $4.6 billion. QBE Insurance Group's 2016 results can be found at www.qbena.com. Headquartered in Sydney, Australia, QBE operates out of 37 countries around the globe, with a presence in every key insurance market. The North America division, headquartered in New York, conducts business through its property and casualty insurance subsidiaries. QBE insurance companies are rated "A" (Excellent) by A.M. Best and "A+" by Standard & Poor's. Additional information can be found at www.qbena.com, or follow QBE North America on Twitter.
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Important factors that may cause such a difference include, but are not limited to, our ClearAg solution‘s ability to provide relevant field-level data to improve risk management; crop management practices that may otherwise increase the risk of spray drift and volatilization and increase risk of crop damage and yield loss (e.g., spray in high winds, spray too high and wide over a field); the future adoption of the ClearAg solution in the agribusiness markets; customer’s dedication of resources and ability to achieve market acceptance for its own products and services; our ability to gain additional patent protection for our technologies and products; and the potential impact of product and service offerings from competitors and such competitors’ patent coverage and claims. Further information on Iteris, Inc., including additional risk factors that may affect our forward looking statements, is contained in our Annual Report on Form 10-K, our Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q, our Current Reports on Form 8-K, and our other SEC filings that are available through the SEC’s website (www.sec.gov).
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