Trimble's Connected Farm

Joining together all the components of Connected Farm.

March 8, 2016
ProductionPrecision Ag
  1. Connected Farm Field

  2. Allows farmers to enter detailed field records about their farming operations.
  3. Where does it operate:
    Nationally
  4. Cost:
    Connected Farm Free, Connected Farm Standard - $1.75/acre/year, Connected Farm Corporate - POA
  5. Platforms:
    Desktop Website, iPhone App, iPad App, Android Phone App
  6. This product is for you if:
    You're part of Trimble's Connected Farm network and want to record farming operations.
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  1. Connected Farm Fleet

  2. Tool for viewing live equipment GPS locations and current status information.
  3. Where does it operate:
    Nationally
  4. Cost:
    Connected Farm Free, Connected Farm Standard - $1.75/acre/year, Connected Farm Corporate - POA
  5. Platforms:
    Desktop Website, iPhone App, iPad App, Android Phone App
  6. This product is for you if:
    You're part of Trimble's Connected Farm network and want to track your machinery.
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  1. Connected Farm Irrigate

  2. Remotely monitor and control your Trimble® Irrigate-IQ™ precision irrigation solution.
  3. Where does it operate:
    Nationally
  4. Cost:
    Connected Farm Free, Connected Farm Standard - $1.75/acre/year, Connected Farm Corporate - POA
  5. Platforms:
    Desktop Website, iPhone App, iPad App, Android Phone App
  6. This product is for you if:
    You're part of Trimble's Connected Farm network and into Irrigation.
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  1. Connected Farm Scout

  2. Use your phone's GPS for mapping field boundaries, marking flags, and entering scouting information.
  3. Where does it operate:
    Nationally
  4. Cost:
    Connected Farm Free, Connected Farm Standard - $1.75/acre/year, Connected Farm Corporate - POA
  5. Platforms:
    Desktop Website, iPhone App, iPad App, Android Phone App
  6. This product is for you if:
    You're part of Trimble's Connected Farm network and want to do field mapping.
  7. Overall Rating

  8. More Info

Trimble's Connected Farm™ offers desktop software and web-based solutions that are compatible with all brands of equipment and most data formats so that you can make timely, informed decisions with your farm data.

The main benefits for growers of the Connected Farm service are:

Access Your Farm Data Anywhere, Anytime

  • Find all vital information in one location such as commodity cash bids and futures prices, weather forecasts, field tasks, fleet locations, and more from a computer, tablet, or smartphone connected to the Internet.

Manage Precision Farming Maps and Field Records

  • Upload precision farming data from a wide range of supported platforms using a USB drive or wireless connection to analyse yield, planting, spraying, or other farming activities.  Field tasks can also be recorded and uploaded from the Connected Farm™ Field app.

Track Farm Profitability

  • View the profit and loss for each field and crop season to determine what areas of the farm are most profitable.  The system synchronises with Farm Works Software® so that you can dig deeper into your financial data and reports from your desktop computer.

Monitor Fleet Positions and Health

  • View real-time fleet positions, engine hours, and current work status such as moving, working, and idling.  Access real-time fuel usage, battery voltage, oil pressure, and other valuable engine diagnostics to prevent costly repairs.

Track Fleet Utilisation

  • Compare the utilisation of each vehicle to better understand which assets are productive during a 24-hour period.

Monitor In-Season Crop Health

  • Utilise calibrated PurePixel™ imagery for comparing crop health from one time period to the next, targeting specific locations for crop scouting.  Crop health imagery automatically transfer to the Connected Farm Scout app for locating troubled areas.

Share Your Data

  • Data can be shared with trusted advisors to streamline the process of creating variable rate prescription maps or other time sensitive tasks.

Process Imagery

  • Upload and process imagery (including images from Unmanned Aerial Vehicles or UAVs) to create vegetative index maps used for crop management, scouting, and analysis. 
 
In addition to the Desktop platform, the service has been split into four mobile apps covering the following areas:
Connected Farm Field App

Enter detailed field records using your smartphone or tablet. Install to multiple devices so that records can be collected instantly and sent to Connected Farm™ where profit/loss information can be viewed for the entire operation. All of this helps farmers understand which fields are profitable and why.

  • Enter details about each field operation (tillage, planting, spraying, harvest, etc.)
  • Select your field conditions and auto detect your weather information for chemical reporting
  • View all previously entered field records from your device or from other devices
Connected Farm Scout App

Change the way you use GPS for field mapping and scouting applications in agriculture. The Scout app utilises your smartphone or tablet for mapping field boundaries, marking flags, and entering scouting information.

  • Map areas, flags, and field boundaries
  • Enter scouting information and capture images of pests, weeds or diseases while charting the severity of problems and crop conditions
  • View crop health imagery in the background to help with targeted scouting
  • Calculate nitrogen rates by using crop readings from the GreenSeeker handheld crop sensor
Connected Farm Fleet App

Monitor your entire fleet from any location with a smartphone or tablet. The Fleet app is a powerful management tool to increase fleet efficiency and productivity.

  • View fleet positions and status overlaid on background imagery
  • Navigate to equipment from your current position using turn-by-turn directions
  • Receive geo-fence and curfew alerts
  • View historical positions
Connected Farm Irrigate App

Monitor and control your centre pivot irrigation systems in real-time from any location with a smartphone or tablet. The Irrigate app helps farmers reduce trips to the fields, manage multiple pivots, and ensure the right amount of fluid is applied in the right place.

  • Monitor the status (on/off), direction, heading, pressure, voltage, and material applied
  • Control the application schedule, start or stop, and the direction of each pivot
  • Switch the type of material (water/effluent) being dispersed
All of the above app products (free to download), as well as desktop access, are included in one of the following subscription options:

Connected Farm Free - Free

  • Unlimited secure storage
  • Unlimited users per farm
  • Map field boundaries
  • Upload field data from a USB (or wirelessly from a Trimble display *)
  • Basic precision mapping featuresBasic fleet management 
  • *Profit/loss per field and crop year
  • Connected Farm Field and Scout apps
  • Commodity prices, weather and more

Connected Farm Standard - $1.75/acre/year

  • Everything in Connected Farm Free
  • Unlimited wireless data transfer between Trimble displays and the office 
  • *Advanced precision mapping featuresAdvanced fleet management 
  • *Unlimited in-season crop health
  • Unlimited processing of UAV imagery
  • Fleet and task data from other supported platforms

Connected Farm Corporate - POA

  • Call them to discuss pricing options
You can view more information about the Connected Farm products by clicking on the individual product links above or visit their website here.

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Tristan Shannon

Tristan is the founder of The Digital Farmer and Virtual Unity, a consulting business that assists companies in creating the pathways between great product ideas and technical implementation. 

Tristan was formerly the Manager of Australia's largest online grain exchange, and developed Australia's largest grain price discovery platform.

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