AgCode Inc. of Glenwood, Minnesota announced the recent acquisition of Meristem Technologies of Sonoma, California. The merger will allow for the best of breed in Vineyard Mobile Enterprise Software by merging the strong GIS functionality of the Meristem platform with AgCode’s iPad driven platform that is an industry standard in payroll, harvest and vineyard management.
The acquisition fits AgCode’s Strategic Growth Plan that saw a 40 percent growth in acreage under contract in 2012. According to AgCode president and founder, Dion Harste, “The Meristem Platform gives AgCode an existing GIS strategy and functionality that AgCode was strategically looking to strengthen in 2013.”
Mike Bobbitt, president of Meristem states, “I am very excited about the opportunities this merger is going to provide existing Meristem users. It will bring additional resources to continue expanding the mapping functionality we started with Meristem, while at the same time, giving clients immediate access to industry standard mobile data.
AgCode has created a suite of solutions available on the iOS, Android and Windows mobile environments for the vineyard industry to better manage payroll, harvest, field scouting, vineyard production and management.