Jul 13, 2021
PanAmerican Seed Partners with Tavant to Reduce Seed Production Costs

Tavant, a digital products and solutions company, announced it has partnered with PanAmerican Seed. The partnership will help Ball Horticultural Co. create its master data lake platform architecture and further allow 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 with real-time actionable insights to address supply and demand needs for developing, producing, and distributing commercial seeds and flowers for thousands of ornamental crops.

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

“We have been exploring ways to predict the demand and supply of its F1 hybrid and open-pollinated seeds. Our goal is to cost optimize the labor-intensive specialty crop agriculture business,” said Gus Tassara, global director of PanAmerican Seed. “By leveraging artificial intelligence and machine learning technologies, we expect swift decision making, continue to be reliable, and stay ahead in the industry.”

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