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.
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 *)