PanAmerican Seed leverages Tavant’s AI expertise to optimize its seed production process


Tavant, a digital products and solutions company, today announced its partnership with PanAmerican Seed, part of Ball Horticultural Company. The partnership will help Ball Horticultural Company create its master data lake platform architecture and will further enable them to reduce overall seed production costs.

Tavant’s innovative solution, powered by advanced analytics, machine learning and Microsoft Azure data services, will enable Ball Horticultural Company to gain real-time actionable insights to meet supply and demand needs for the development, production and distribution of commercial seeds and flowers for thousands of ornamental plants. cultures.

Tavant will combine machine learning techniques with Ball Horticultural Company’s centuries-old experience and the science of seed germination to predict and improve overall pod outcome. The Tavant Master Data Lake architecture will be a centralized repository that will allow Ball Horticultural Company to store all of its unstructured and structured data at scale. Machine learning based models and advanced analytics with rich dashboards and visualization will enable better decision making for the business.

“We explored ways to forecast demand and supply for its F1 hybrid and open-pollinated seeds. Our goal is to optimize the costs of the labor-intensive specialty crop farming business,” said Gus Tassara, Global Director of PanAmerican Seed. “By leveraging artificial intelligence and machine learning technologies, we expect rapid decision-making, continued reliability, and staying ahead of the industry.”

“We are delighted to partner with Tavant and leverage their deep engineering expertise and knowledge of the agricultural technology domain. This collaboration will help us rapidly advance our business and better serve our customers,” Tassara added.

“Tavant’s partnership with Ball Horticultural Company brings our Agtech and machine learning capabilities into their ecosystem. Our goal is to optimize yield and maximize their return on investment,” said Vikas Khosla, Executive Vice President of Tavant. “Our strong partnership and focus on joint technology research with Microsoft will enable Ball Horticultural Company to improve productivity through data-driven decision making.

“This is the decade of agriculture fueled by connectivity. Microsoft is committed to opening up agricultural platforms that allow customers like PanAmerican Seed to grow more with less while protecting the planet. Together with Tavant, we intend to bring the benefits of machine learning to sustainable agriculture,” said John Workman, Data and AI Solutions Specialist at Microsoft.


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