With the FieldView Yield Kit, any agricultural combine can be digital!
Lately digital agriculture is gaining more and more attention. A large number of farmers are interested in using digital farming tools; however, the range of combines on the farm may not be fully ready for a harvest mapping. This is a big impediment to the adoption of digital farming practices. The budget is usually very tight, and many agricultural professionals cannot afford the latest combines equipped with the right technology.
Climate FieldView, one of the leading digital agriculture platforms, has solved this problem! The new FieldView Yield Kit gives farmers all the components they need to transmit and collect yield information directly from their agricultural combine – no matter the year of manufacture. All this information is then used in analysis and reporting from your own FieldView user account.
How does Yield Kit work?
With the help of an easy self-installation process, any farm equipment on the market can be equipped to transmit wireless the data of the crop in real-time . Once installed on the combine, FieldView Yield Kit’s moisture sensors and optical yield sensors connect with the kit’s included GPS antenna and FieldView Drive – a small, compact device that allows agricultural professionals to collect data from equipment throughout farm operations. Thus, it is possible for an “old” farm equipment to collect data as a brand new model. At an affordable cost, farmers can automatically track every crop change, store their data in one place, and analyze crop performance square meter by square meter, then turn that data into decisions through functionality prescription of the platform.
FieldView Drive connects farm equipment to an iPad via Bluetooth – similar to connecting a phone to bluetooth in a vehicle – allowing farmers to collect data and store it as if they were walking through their fields themselves and not combine operators.
From this moment, a lot of possibilities open up. Once the FieldView platform is installed on your iPad or mobile device, it enables instant in-booth analysis and live, meter-by-meter remote monitoring, including historical data. These data sets, correlated with satellite-generated field health maps, automatically zoned, allow an all-angle view of the that operation.
What are the advantages of installing a Yield Kit?
All this means faster and more accurate planning and analysis, which translates into lower costs, higher returns and better performance, easily bringing all data together in one place for easy access, from anywhere. FieldView unlocks the true power of farm data – bringing it to life interactively and in real time on a single screen. This enables quick and accurate analysis to make the best possible decisions: whether it’s choosing hybrid types for next year, understanding the performance of different fungicide applications or managing your harvest.
Working with FieldView allows you to make quick and confident decisions as vast amounts of raw data are synthesized into clear information that is accessible almost instantly, on any screen. Personalized data is available in the cab and on any screen at every stage of the season, from field preparation to harvest. This means greater efficiency and less wasted time – and most importantly, input optimization, a very pressing issue in this time of rising prices.
Why do farmers use FieldView with confidence?
The Climate FieldView platform was launched in the US in 2015 and provides farmers with in-depth analysis of farmland so they can make more informed operational decisions to optimize yields, maximize efficiency and reduce risk. Currently, more than 24 million hectares are monitored with FieldView in North America, South America and Europe.