Telematics, automation, control systems in precision ag 2014

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Current technology for managing digital farm data. Includes new commercial data management programs that provide detailed field-level prescription maps and agronomic recommendations.

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Telematics, automation, control systems in precision ag 2014

  1. 1. Data Management for Precision Applications John Nowatzki Extension Ag Machine Systems Specialist
  2. 2. Data Management for Precision Ag • Farm Data: What – Why - How? • Telematics • Data Management • Commercial Software Options • Storing Data in the Cloud
  3. 3. Digital Farm Data Aerial Image Soils Crop Yield RTK Elevation LiDAR Elevation Satellite – Color Image Satellite – NDVI Image Zone Map Plant Population Fertilizer Rate
  4. 4. Farm Data: What, Why, How? • What? Field Boundaries, Yield, In-field Sensors, EC, Soils, Satellite Imagery, Hybrids-Varieties, UAS Imagery, Zones- Grids, Applications Maps, Weather-Growing Degree days • Why? Increase Yields, Efficiencies, Profit • How? • Farm GIS Programs • Details Prescription Programs • Consulting Companies
  5. 5. Telematics in Farming • What
  6. 6. Telematics • Cellular, Wireless and Satellite • Subscription Costs • Data Transfer • Sensors and Monitors • Vehicles, Equipment, Machinery • Soil, Crop, Livestock Sensors • Weather
  7. 7. Current Applications • Dealer/Farmer Communications • Monitoring Equipment Operation • Monitor Equipment Locations • Internet in the Field • Easier Data Transfer
  8. 8. Commercial Options • Raven – Slingshot • Trimble - Connected Farm • John Deere - FarmSight • AGCO - AgCommand • Case IH - AFS Connect
  9. 9. Telematics: Raven Slingshot • Internet access • Major cellphone networks • Manage vehicles • Transfer data • Tech support • RTK - CORS Continuously Operating Reference Station
  10. 10. Telematics: Trimble Connected Farm Field • Vehicle to Vehicle Data Exchange • Office to Field Data Exchange • Mapping and Scouting • NDVI Readings with Handheld GreenSeeker • App Fleet • Implement Position Tracking • Vehicle Position History • Geo-fence and Curfew Alerts • Fleet Productivity • Remote Assistant • App Farm Works Software®.
  11. 11. Telematics: JD Link & FarmSight • Machine location and hours • Geo-reference and Curfew alerts • Maintenance Tracking & Analysis • Remote Diagnostics • Field Connect • Monitors Soil & Ambient Conditions • Irrigation Decisions • Agronomics (under development)
  12. 12. Telematics: Case IH - AFS Connect • Machine Location & Information • Geo-fence • Curfew • Remote Access - Diagnostics • Send and Receive Agronomic data
  13. 13. Telematics: AGCO - AgCommand • Geo-fence • Machine Performance • Internet access to data • Fuse Technologies • AGCO's Existing Telematics • Connect to Other Brands of Equipment
  14. 14. Telematics: Virtual Farm Manager • Organize Field Information from Desktop – in Advance • Access on Cellphone • Add Information in the field • planting, yield, spraying • Data is stored securely in Cloud • Export reports to 3rd Party
  15. 15. Current Data Management Software • Various Ag Software Programs • SST Software • Farm Works • Apex - John Deere • SMS – Ag Leader • AFS – Case IH • etc.
  16. 16. • Pioneer Field360 • Monsanto FieldScripts (Precision Planter) • Winfield R7 • Climate Corp Tablets Mobile New Data Management Options
  17. 17. Data Management – Field Software • Farmer Shares Field data • Soil Tests • EC (Electrical Conductivity) • Elevation & Topography • Historical Uses • Production Data • Previous Crops • Yield Maps
  18. 18. Data Management – Field Software • Initial Company Recommendations • Hybrid & Fertilizer Recommendations • Prescription Maps (directly to controller) • Use Weather Data • Planting Date • Growing Degree Days • In-season Recommendations • Fertilizer • Pesticides • Data Shared with Consultants
  19. 19. Pioneer’s Field360 Field360 Notes (Free app for cellphone, share with others) • Record notes with cellphone • Take pictures and record locations • Synchs between operation employees
  20. 20. Pioneer’s Field360 Field360 Select ($500 annually) • Web-based • John Deere now, others later • Crop development using growing-degree-day • Monitor rainfall by field (radar) • Monitor degree days (DTN Weather) • Document seeding maps, soil types, as-planted and yield maps • Others can access online
  21. 21. Monsanto FieldScripts • Farmer supplies data: • Field boundaries • Two years yield history • Grid soil test within past three years • Monsanto: • Hybrids • Variable rate seeding seeding map • FieldScripts sent to agronomist and farmer • Farmer: Selects prescription planting map • Monsanto: • FieldScripts to iPad using the FieldView • Farmer: • Transfer to a 20/20 SeedSense monitor
  22. 22. Monsanto FieldScripts • Equipment Requirements • Precision Planting® 20/20 RowFlow® • Precision Planting® 20/20 SeedSense® • iPad® with FieldView® Plus app • 2014 • 1,000 farmers with Dekalb dealer • $10 per acre • Satellite imagery (?)
  23. 23. WinField R7 Tool • Genetics • Soil Type • Planting Population • Cropping System • Traits • Nutrition • Crop Protection
  24. 24. WinField R7 Tool • Web-based • Marketed through dealers • Winfield R7 • Satellite Imagery (10 years) • Soil Maps • Data from Winfield’s Answer Plots • Suggest seed and crop protection products • Integrate with Monsanto FieldScripts (?)
  25. 25. Climate Corp • Climate Basic - Free • Local weather monitoring - precipitation, humidity, wind speed, radar, field workability and growth stage • Automated tracking of crop growth stages • Alerts delivered via text, email • Log of scouting notes
  26. 26. Climate Corp • Climate Pro • Planting Advisor • Nitrogen Advisor • Pest & Disease Advisor • Harvest Advisor • Variable Rate Advisor
  27. 27. Climate Corp Weather, soil and crop data at a field level
  28. 28. Climate Corp 24-hour Precipitation Map
  29. 29. • Input Management (by phone or tablet) • Track fertilizer, seed, chemicals • Inventory by suppliers, location, ownership • Record field actions, products, amounts • Keeps track of inventory, position • All information transferred wirelessly to cloud • Accessible anywhere http://conserviscorp.com/ Conservis - Storing Data in the Cloud
  30. 30. Storing Data in the Cloud • Harvest Data • Track harvest quantity by crop • Location of harvested crop http://conserviscorp.com/
  31. 31. Data Management Summary • Data Management • Share Field data • Software Recommendations • Pre-season • In-season • Data Shared as Needed • Telematics: Wireless and Cellular • Commercial Software Options
  32. 32. Why Precision Agriculture? • Maximize Profits • Less Overlap • Reduce Inputs • Increase Yields • Reduce Stress • Protect Environment • Feed 7 Billion People 1804 1 billion 1850 1.2 billion 1900 1.6 billion 1927 2 billion 1950 2.55 billion 1955 2.8 billion 1960 3 billion 1965 3.3 billion 1970 3.7 billion 1975 4 billion 1980 4.5 billion 1985 4.85 billion 1987 5 billion 1990 5.3 billion 1995 5.7 billion 1999 6 billion 2000 6.1 billion 2005 6.45 billion 2010 6.8 billion 2011 7 billion Current World Population 7,213,681,034
  33. 33. Questions - Comments Office 701-231-8213 Cell 701-261-9842 John.Nowatzki@ndsu.edu http://www.ag.ndsu.edu/agmachinery

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