Tech Specs: FarmLogs is a cloud-based, easy-to-use app that is currently helping more than 80,000 farmers remotely monitor the performance of their fields. Farmers can access the software from the Web or in the field through any iOS or Android device. Once a user logs their fields into the app, they immediately receive information on each field, including crop growth stage analysis, soil maps and historical rainfall data. So that users can stay ahead of yield threats, the app alerts farmers any time it detects a problem in the field. Farmers no longer have to manually record what they’ve accomplished in a day as the app can automatically record all field activity. Rainfall event tracking helps tell a farmer whether his far-away fields are workable. Users can also store yield data in the app to create color-coded, intuitive yield maps and quickly and easily relay secure information to their work force.
WOW Factor: Today, over 25% of all U.S. row- crop farms are already using FarmLogs. It enables farmers to increase yield and reduce cost by effortlessly incorporating sophisticated and actionable field-level intelligence into their everyday decision-making, analysis and operation planning.
Tech Specs: Ag Leader Technology’s AgFiniti platform provides easy access to all of a farmer’s precision ag data from the convenience of their favorite Web-enabled device. Working in conjunction with SMS desktop software, the platform offers the flexibility of displaying precision data from the majority of today’s precision farming systems. Users can see important data relative to their GPS or selected location such as row-by-row planting details, fertilizer treatment zones, previous yield maps and more. Users can also view important map statistics, view row-by-row planting details, yield, hybrids, soil types and more.
WOW Factor: Users can access all of their farm data from one spot (no need to subscribe to multiple brands of cloud services) and view data from all precision displays, including Ag Leader Technology, AGCO, CNH, John Deere, Precision Planting, Trimble and more.
Tech Specs: Case IH AFS Connect provides users real-time dashboard access to their equipment on any device. The platform offers instant access to location, diagnostics, fuel and engine stats, along with the power for farmers to decide who can see or can’t see their data. Features include use of GSM and CDMA cellular networks, fleet management and monitoring, machine dashboard, maintenance scheduling alerts, messaging, machine alerts, motion detection while off, two-way file transfer and NTRIP correction streaming.
WOW Factor: The system is an easy to use farm management system that puts the producer in control of their trusted data.
AgroMet Weather Station
Tech Specs: AgroMet from RainWise is a complete, integrated, solar-powered sensor assembly with multiple output options. Sensors include wind, temperature, humidity, pressure, rainfall, solar radiation and leaf wetness, with optional soil moisture and auxiliary temperature inputs. Applications range from hyper-local crop/pest/disease modeling to irrigation scheduling and water management. Choose from wireless-Ethernet, wireless-cellular or wired RS485 MODBUS data outputs. Complete cloud data management and analytics tools are available, plus API with third-parties.
WOW Factor: Deploys in minutes, lasts for years and delivers reference-grade data for precision applications. Available with Ethernet, cellular and MODBUS outputs.
Drone Management System
Tech Specs: Event38’s drone data management system gives users an easy way to store, process and analyze the data captured in each flight. The systems are custom designed and manufactured in the U.S. to help users easily capture data, harness insights and optimize operational needs. Questions are answered by engineers who fly.
WOW Factor: Track every plant in a farmer’s field (corn and soybeans), measure crop height throughout the season, quantify chlorophyll activity to spot water and nutrient issues early and map the spread and density of weeds all in one data management package.
Tech Specs: MapShots AgStudio Pro is a fifth-generation agronomic data management software application that provides a high degree of task automation, simplifying working with large volumes of data. One of the platform’s biggest strengths is its ability to seamlessly batch process large amounts of data, allowing service providers to get more work done in less time.
Compatibility Index: Exclusively Aftermarket Product
WOW Factor: Offers more features than any other precision ag software platform, including basic functions for automating crop recordkeeping, creating grid maps of fields and recording scouting operations. Third-party integrations allow users to wirelessly manage data from all equipment with common cloud formats, manage field imagery data and irrigation pivots and track weather patterns within a farming area. Users can also manage variable-rate seeding and fertilizing, soil test automation and harvest and irrigation data.
Tech Specs: Agrimatics Libra Cart is a tablet and smartphone-based grain cart weighing and data management system. The design allows farmers and operators to easily keep track of each load coming off the grain cart. The device mounts directly onto the grain cart to communicate with the Libra app running on a compatible mobile device in the cab. The system automatically records the date, time, weight and GPS location of each unload and provides load tracking from field to truck to bin (destination). Setting a mobile device to remote mode allows anyone to view live weight readings for easy calibration of the yield monitor. Back-up data, edit and view data on any mobile device, or sync data from multiple grain carts with the new cloud service, Agrimatics Aero.
WOW Factor: The system simplifies the data transfer process as the app automatically detects and saves the information for each grain unload. All of the data is stored on the app itself, so there is no need to write anything down in a logbook. The remote mode feature, which allows anyone within 400 feet of the device to view the live weights and individually tare, allows farmers to manage their operation on the go, as well as calibrate the yield monitor at anytime.
Connected Farm Bundles
Tech Specs: Trimble’s Connected Farm solution is now available in free or standard subscription bundles. The free platform is an easy-to-use entry point available at no cost to growers, allowing them to organize and access their precision farming data from any desktop computer or mobile device connected to the Internet. With it, growers can view field task data, prescription and management zone maps and key farm information in a dashboard. They can also calculate profit and loss for each field and use the Connected Farm mobile apps for in-field record keeping, mapping and scouting. The standard bundle expands upon the entry-level bundle to serve as an advanced total farm solution. It includes everything in free bundle plus fleet management and utilization, crop health monitoring, precipitation monitoring and unlimited data exchange between the office and field, allowing growers to improve efficiency across multiple aspects of their operations.
WOW Factor: Provides an easy entry point for growers to begin using online farm management tools. The standard bundle provides advanced features like wireless data connectivity, fleet management and crop health monitoring and provides greater value at a lower price vs. purchasing these tools separately.
PLM Connect Wireless File Transfer
Tech Specs: New Holland offers enhanced connectivity for its producers with two-way wireless data transfer, enabling cloud-based technology to be used for easy and secure transfer of data to and from machines in the field. The system will allow producers to access data more efficiently and transform it in a way that can provide insights for optimizing input usages and improving yield productions.
WOW Factor: Easily and securely transmit data such as guidance lines, boundaries, variable-rate prescriptions, as-applied data, yield and moisture data through the cloud back to the farm office or to a crop consultant or trusted advisor. The data can then be transformed into valuable insights for making informed planting and fertilizing decisions, or using variable-rate application prescriptions.
Tech Specs: John Deere Harvest Mobile optimizes machine functions to improve grain harvesting operations. It also features data collection and transfer to help operators make timely decisions with a simple, usable interface that makes harvest information easily available to operators and trusted advisors. The Interactive Combine Adjustment (ICA) function displayed in Harvest Mobile optimizes combine performance by guiding users to make adjustments when necessary.
WOW Factor: The Interactive Combine Adjustment (ICA) feature helps to improve grain quality, which reduces docking fees with the clean grain optimization function. It also helps operators capture more grain and reduce harvest losses.
Tech Specs: Claas Telematics offers growers a convenient way to remotely access and analyze data from their equipment anytime on their computer or smart device. It gathers all machine data that amounts to over 70 data parameters. There are three levels of the platform that give access to how much of that data the farmer can view. The Basic level includes location and working status. Advanced gives all data with a limited history scope and Professional provides all data, plus reporting functionality and analysis tools. All three levels include remote diagnostics, which allows service data to be sent to the local Claas dealer, enabling them to perform remote diagnostic checks to determine the source of problems more quickly and prepare to provide the most effective assistance in the field as quickly as possible.
Compatibility Index: Available Factory Installed
WOW Factor: Gives growers complete control over their harvesting operation. It provides information that helps increase efficiency — allowing farmers to track costs better and streamline machine information on the farm, with the dealership and on the go. This leads to accelerated diagnostics and support and further reduces downtime.