Tech Specs: This is an integrated mobile app, cloud and desktop solution designed to make documenting farm operations fast and easy. The platform supports all crop types (row crop, produce, tree nuts and fruits and berries) and is user-customizable to fit unique farming objectives (organic, sustainable, vegan, etc.). The app tracks all phases of a farmer’s crops (time, costs, materials, progress, problems) and the output can be put into Excel, shape and customized report formats. New for 2015 — soil sample field, submit electronic data to soil lab, retrieval of soil lab results and create a fertilizer prescription with NCDA, Water’s and A&L Labs algorithms, then save the shape files for the tractor. A new mobile dashboard allows farmers to compare data across fields and across years in an easy to understand Excel view or line graphs. There is also a new multiple monitor Windows PC version for the office letting famers manage their mobile workforce with a keyboard and mouse.
WOW Factor: Lets farmers capture their farm data manually with as little as one tap or automatically using our third-party, real-time interfaces. See the status of all farm operation feeds, imagery and fields on one map to make better decisions including assigning work to farm staff with drag-n-drop icons.
Tech Specs: Valley BaseStation3 is a comprehensive and flexible remote irrigation management product that allows growers to choose an Internet-connected installation or a stand-alone installation. They can also select cellular, data radio or Internet protocol to manage and control their irrigation equipment from any computer, laptop, tablet or smartphone, with the option of no monthly or annual fees. Growers can download the app from their Apple or Android app store and click on the Demo button to explore app features, including an interactive simulation of a BaseStation3-connected farm. Growers can get a free, hands-on, no-commitment test drive of BaseStation3’s full capabilities before purchasing it.
WOW Factor: Take the app or the full program for a test drive. Download the free app and click the Demo button to explore the complete mobility the app offers.
Tech Specs: Mapshot’s AgStudio Select is a Web-based browser version of AgStudio software. It provides a simple, streamlined, responsive and uncomplicated user experience. Not limited to use in the office, the platform also provides mobile access to AgStudio Pro data in the field, through the use of tablet devices.
Compatibility Index: Exclusively Aftermarket Product
WOW Factor: Users can view AgStudio data in a Web browser, provide landlords with easy mobile access to their data, print maps and AgStudio report books, display historical weather data and irrigation pivot status, run nutrient recommendation scripts and formulations and export variable-rate controller files.
Tech Specs: Spensa’s OpenScout is a user friendly mobile and Web scouting tool that allows users to geo-tag and time stamp notes and pictures. Users can also record quantitative data of field observations and view trends over time. Our new Insights tool will also provide early warning alerts for key pests.
WOW Factor: A user-friendly interface for scouting with quantitative insights. Let’s users predict pests, not just record them.
Tech Specs: For leading farmers and agribusinesses that want to improve farm profitability through predictive analytics, Davco’s Optimum.Farm is a new and unique Web application for farm profit optimization. It provides specialized recommendations for farm operations to maximize profit while limiting risk using proprietary data, algorithms and optimization technology.
WOW Factor: Optimizes farm profit and reduces risk by understanding the big picture and helping increase profits by up to 85%, while reducing profit risk with better risk transparency.
Tech Specs: Agribotix uses near infrared imaging to create a relative Normalized Difference Vegetation Index (NDVI) map that shows relative vegetation condition within a field. Results are available in Google Earth and GeoTiff formats. From the initial NDVI map FarmLens also can generate a gridded management zone map in vector file (SHP) format compatible with most agricultural data management packages (e.g. SMS, SST). This report is an input to tailor variable-rate application.
WOW Factor: Offered as a monthly or yearly subscription. Fly as many acres as time allows and have those flights turned around as field health reports in as little as 4 hours.
Tech Specs: ScoutPro’s app and Web service combination provide a full scouting program to collect, store and review in-season issues. Within the apps are ID keys and agronomic calculators and within the Web service are weather data, ScoutPro’s Product Label Database and the ability to mine scouting data for learning and improving. Scouts with an iPad can drop geo-referenced pins showing where they found a specific pest. Reports can be completed and emailed from the field with an Internet connection, or synchronized to ScoutPro’s Web service to review later in the season, or during the winter months.
WOW Factor: Connects the dots from planting to harvest. Some of the in-season issues we see are out of our control, but gathering, understanding and acting upon scouting information can lead to improved productivity, reduced costs or a change in management practices.