Connected Farm

Category: Mapping, Uncategorized


Platform: iOS and Android

Country of Origin: Global

Cost: Free

The Connected Farm app from Trimble is part of a much bigger suite of products that forms part of their precision agriculture product range. Connected Farm is the brand that is being developed for any of Trimbles products that feature connectivity between devices or data on farm. The app is only a small part of this package and at this stage is limited to mapping and scouting functions although it is capable of uploading the mapping data to Farmworks software and will also integrate with Greenseeker NDVI sensors. A betting man would guess that as the connected farm range develops the app will add functionality.

From the App Store and Google Play: Change the way you use GPS for field mapping and scouting applications in agriculture. Trimble’s Connected Farm™ app uses your phone’s GPS for mapping field boundaries, locate irrigation pivots, marking flags, and entering scouting information for points, lines, and polygon areas. Scouting attributes include an extensive list of weeds, insects and diseases, and allows you to log the severity of a problem, crop conditions, and more. Photos can be captured and integrated with your scouting attributes.

The Connected Farm app is also compatible with Trimble’s GreenSeeker handheld crop sensor. Start by entering NDVI (Normalized Difference Vegetation Index) readings from the handheld so that the app can automatically calculate the rate of Nitrogen. The geo-referenced location of the NDVI point is also saved in the app.

The app is flexible to use with any crop such as corn, wheat, beans, cotton, vegetables, and more.

All data is sent via the cell or WI-FI connection to Connected Farm (www.connectedfarm.com) where you can view, sort, and print data online. The app is also compatible with Farm Works Software®.

CREATE A FIELD BOUNDARY
•Calculate areas (acres or hectares) and map field boundaries.
•Utilize the offset feature to enter a distance between you and the actual boundary when logging.
•Display background imagery using Bing™ maps.
GENERAL MAPPING AND SCOUTING
•Switch between logging paths, points, and polygon areas.
•Enter scouting attributes for pests, weeds or diseases and log the severity of problems and crop conditions.
•Customize personal notes to scouting jobs.
•Enter scouting data easily without a keyboard using the built-in pick list.

PHOTOS
•Capture and geo-reference digital images of pests using the phone or tablet’s built-in camera and GPS.
•Quickly capture pictures of features and field problems, including weeds, rocks, drainage problems, insects, and more.

NITROGEN RECOMMENDATIONS
•Calculate nitrogen rates by using NDVI crop readings from the GreenSeeker handheld crop sensor.

DATA MANAGEMENT
•Manages your data by client, farm, and field names.
•Transfer your data to the Connected Farm where you can view, sort, and print your data online.
•Utilize your Connected Farm account to automatically backup your data. Never lose data again.
•Compatible with Farm Works Software.

 See Trimbles site for more details on the Connected Farm range

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