Farmers Edge™ today released an app-based in-field intelligence tool
that provides a seamless digital experience from the office to the cab.
Digitally linking growers, dealers, retailers, trusted advisors, and
other key stakeholders, the In-Cab Tool provides full visibility of
every field activity while simplifying record-keeping, improving
workflow, and reducing the risk of critical data losses. Integrated with
existing exclusive features of the FarmCommand™ platform, including:
on-farm weather conditions and forecasts, daily satellite imagery,
predictive modeling, and automated crop health change detection, the
In-Cab Tool provides an additional layer of fundamental decision-support
enabling new levels of efficiency and profitability on the farm.
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Farmers Edge new In-Cab Tool delivers a seamless digital experience from the office to the cab. (Photo: Business Wire)
Building on recent strategic collaborations with leading agricultural
companies, including CNHi, Global Ag Risk Solutions, PartnerRe, HBS,
Raven, Lindsay Corporation, Richardson Pioneer, and NuFarm, Farmers Edge
designed the In-Cab Tool to provide the highest level of compatibility
and flexibility available. The tool features wireless, mixed-fleet
connectivity with any modern machine and can be used to plan jobs, view
live data streaming and mapping, adjust field operations, manage
maintenance schedules, track supplies, and share information making it
the most advanced mobile platform of its kind. Powered by the company’s
newly enhanced, brand-agnostic telematics device – Gen. 2 CanPlug™ – all
data is collected, transferred, and processed automatically, ensuring
critical records are maintained for accurate reporting.
“The combination of live interactivity and automated reporting improves
the ability for growers, retailers, and other stakeholders to identify
and address factors that may be impacting a farm’s revenue or
productivity, said Ron Osborne, Chief Strategy and Product Officer of
Farmers Edge. “Whether it’s more intelligently dispatching sprayers,
reducing operator idling, monitoring custom applications to ensure
accuracy, or understanding which machine performs best for each job, the
FarmCommand In-Cab Tool delivers unmatched transparency and flexibility
to unlock the value of data.”
How it Works
The In-Cab Tool connects to the Farmers Edge
Gen. 2 CanPlug via Bluetooth, and wirelessly streams real-time planting,
spraying, harvest, fertilizer applications, and field maintenance job
data along with equipment performance diagnostics to any tablet,
computer, or mobile device. It syncs automatically to the cloud to keep
all data in one place. With both a manager and an operator view, the
tool enables greater control over field operations through remote
monitoring, scheduling, and management.
Manager View—Farm managers using the tool can connect multiple
machines within a field to one view, and easily toggle between all
machines. A quick tap on any machine within a job displays the operator
view for access to detailed job values. The tool provides a simple way
to view all active jobs on the farm, access job information, keep
organized records, and gain a true understanding of profits.
Operator View—Farm operators connect directly from a mobile
device or tablet to a live equipment view. With one tap, they can adjust
plans on the go, view live applications or yields, and easily share
critical data with managers and trusted advisors.
Farmers Edge also revealed future In-Cab
Tool enhancements, including:
Real-Time Harvest Management— Further enhancing automated grain
inventory management, an integrated scale will eliminate all manual
harvest data entry ensuring records are accurate and kept up to date.
Integrated Market Data—Stay informed on market activity
throughout the day with insight into the most popular agricultural
commodities, including corn, soybeans, canola, and wheat to help
growers get the most value from their harvest.
Real-Time Kinematics (RTK)—Dealers and farmers will benefit
from CanPlug powered RTK. Farmers Edge is working with its partner and
dealer networks of base stations to transmit signals that correct
positioning errors caused by the Earth’s atmosphere.
A/B Line Sharing—To deliver higher levels of real-time
connectivity, this feature will enable sharing lines across multiple
pieces of equipment and implements.
Exclusive Features at a Glance
Integrated with FarmCommand,
the In-Cab Tool complements a suite of existing, unique digital decision
support tools, including:
Hyper-Local Weather Data—FarmCommand connects to on-farm
weather stations to provide current conditions, forecasts, radar, and
other field-centric weather data. This hyper-local information
supports scheduling and feeds into predictive models to provide
accurate nitrogen recommendations, pest and disease prediction, and
crop growth staging.
Real-Time Supply Management—Manage seed, chemical, and
fertilizer right from the field to keep track of supplies and costs.
Pre-set supplies for quick job set up or enter new ones on the go.
Automated Grain Inventory Management—Listing crops, variety,
and total weights by field, this tool provides a quick summary of
harvest results for better record-keeping.
Daily Imagery and Unique Map Layers—Access a collection of
high-quality map layers to get a complete story of the fields. Monitor
crop health progression and identify issues early with daily satellite
imagery or view a series of equipment maps to verify applications and
measure performance. Maps can be layered or compared side-by-side to
review the season and discover new patterns.
Automated Crop Health Detection—Crop Health Change Maps and
Notifications automatically scan imagery and trigger alerts when a
change in the field has occurred. This one-of-a-kind tool pinpoints
potential problems including pests, disease, nutrient deficiencies,
inclement weather, missed applications, equipment malfunction,
drainage issues, and more, enhancing the value of daily imagery by
helping growers prioritize scouting activities, identify problems more
easily, and react to crop stress before yield is impacted. Integrated
GPS makes it easy to navigate to areas of the field that are showing
variability or issues to record observations, capture images, and
To learn more about the FarmCommand In-Cab Tool, please visit: https://www.FarmersEdge.ca/InCabTool
About Farmers Edge
Farmers Edge is a global leader in
decision agriculture servicing over 24 million paid product acres
worldwide with precision digital solutions. Integrating field-centric
data, easy-to-use software, state-of-the-art processing technology,
predictive modeling, and advanced agronomic analytics, Farmers Edge
provides growers with scalable solutions to produce more with less.
Using innovative digital agronomic tools, Farmers Edge solutions focus
on the sustainable production of high-yielding, high-quality crops and
are designed to optimize inputs, minimize environmental impact, and
protect the economic viability of the farm. From seed selection to yield
data analytics, Farmers Edge transforms big data into timely and
accurate insights to support informed decision making. For more
information about Farmers Edge, visit FarmersEdge.ca