Trimble’s Recommendation Engine Helps Crop Advisors
Today’s leading crop advisors feel stuck. They find themselves delivering more precision agricultural services with the same old set of tools. It’s not unusual for these experts to use five or six different software tools to build precision plans, prescriptions and controller files.
Enter Trimble Ag Software — which offers one simple platform crop advisors are using today to manage their entire precision ag process.
Trimble’s Ag Software platform is more than a tool, it is a Recommendation Engine. From creating management zones to customizing variable rate application maps, no other solution can provide the efficiency, power and reliability of Trimble.
This flow chart breaks down the primary functions required for precision ag software — how many tools are you using today to accomplish each task?
Precision Zone Management & Editing
Trimble’s robust management zone generator reduces effort and time when finding patterns from multiple data layers, such as imagery, EM/EC, elevation or yield data. Crop advisors can then use their own style and agronomic principles to set zone sizes and number and then edit zones, all in a single platform.
Outputs are generated with efficiency using the advisor’s logic to auto-generate and auto-update variable rate prescriptions, all the way through to controller files to drive field applications. You can manage:
- Variable rate prescriptions
- Precision management zones
- Yield mapping
- Irrigation tracking
- Imagery support
Ag Data Analytics
With industry-standard MODUS lab integration, your test results simply show up, removing the PDF and Excel file problems that limit the usefulness of many testing programs. (Important note: our soil sampling mobile app supports both Grid and Zone sampling protocols).
Review trend lines by nutrient or element over multiple years to better understand the longterm impact of your fertility and crop protection recommendations. Some of our key agriculture data reports include:
- Seed varieties
- Restricted-use pesticides and tank mixes
- Fertilizer usage
- In-season crop scouting reports that drive corrective measures throughout the year
As in-season scouting work continues to grow in importance, so does the need to share the results real-time with those that need them.
Rather than using one more piece of software that fails to store data and integrate into your customer files cleanly and securely, it’s time to start using professional grade tools to drive the in-season recommendations that have become so vital to farm customers around the world. Trimble Ag Software offers:
- Simple drop down menus
- Real-time report sharing
- Grid and zone soil sampling
- GPS tagging
- Photo integration
- Easy mobile use (even without a cell signal!)
As a supplier of both agricultural software and hardware tools, Trimble products are a ‘natural fit’ and integration is streamlined and efficient. Guidance lines and variable rate application maps can be stored directly in the software for use with Trimble guidance products that provide the high level of accuracy our users demand.
Whether you are pushing prescription maps out to controllers or pulling as-applied maps back into the software, we’ve got you covered with simple tools — all enabled from your smartphone.
Soil Map Analysis
Observing soil from the surface, we tend to assume it to be relatively uniform below. When in fact, it has been formed over millenniums through the interaction of topography as well as the weathering of rocks, minerals, and organic matter. The resulting soil is hugely variable.
The Soil Information System™, or SIS, provides the world’s most accurate three-dimensional soil map information to enable more precise variable rate application of nutrients and water.
Trimble Ag Mobile
It’s time to take the supercomputer you carry around in your pocket and turn it into the most powerful farm management tool you have ever used! Our farm mobile app works on both Apple iOS and Android devices. And it continues to work even if you lose your WiFi or cellular signal.
When it comes to soil sampling for your customers, easily create grids or zones using any size and navigate to each target point in the order they are numbered. Visually see where you logged the actual point and send all data back to your web-based solution without the need for USB sticks or cables.
With our mobile app you can manage:
- Crop scouting
- Seeding, as-applied and harvest data capture
- Field re-entry alerts (as an add-on)
- Pre-harvest interval alerts
- Field details and history
- Data sharing with your customers
Quickly and easily build plans, test scenarios and perform agronomic analysis to determine how to increase yield and profitability for your customers. Work side by side with customers to plan, track and enhance field-level recommendations throughout the growing season using simple dashboards that can be easily shared with your farm customers.
With Trimble Ag Software you will have greater confidence in your recommendations with Plan vs. Actuals Reporting, Yield Analysis, Soil and Tissue Analysis Trend-lines, Crops Projections for Profitability and Overall Farm Performance Reporting.