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Farmers Edge upgrades digital platform FarmCommand

The 2020 release includes new digital tools, integrations, and a new user experience that makes it easier to navigate and simplifies management of critical farm information.

Farmers Edge announced an upgrade of its digital platform FarmCommand, sporting a new user experience that makes it easier to navigate and simplifies management of critical farm information.

The 2020 release includes new digital tools, integrations, and advancements that are to further streamline daily activities and deliver insights for smarter decision making to maximise yields and profitability.

More intuitive interface for FarmCommand

“We ensure FarmCommand addresses the evolving challenges across an operation, which is why we’ve redesigned the platform with a simple, more intuitive interface to support proactive decision-making through every stage of the season,” said Wade Barnes, CEO and co-founder of Farmers Edge.

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Major upgrades to the FarmCommand platform include enhanced predictive models, advanced reporting and scouting tools.- Photos Business Wire
Major upgrades to the FarmCommand platform include enhanced predictive models, advanced reporting and scouting tools.- Photos Business Wire

FarmCommand highlights

Broader Connectivity for a Seamless User Experience: Collectively, all improvements made to FarmCommand are to contribute to helping growers form secure connections with their advisors. FarmCommand now features enhanced levels of connectivity to simplify record-keeping, improve risk management, and establish transparent opportunities for each farmer to increase profitability.

Enhanced In-Cab Experience: Designed for ag retailers, mixed-fleet farms, and large operations, the new In-Cab experience is to bring the best real-time command center to the market. It has the following upgrades:

  • FarmCommand now displays all machines connected to a job, field, or entire farm;
  • Operators can view equipment values from all modern makes and models of machinery, as well as semi-trucks, center pivots, weather stations, and soil probes;
  • FarmCommand data sets are now available through the CanPlug ISOBUS Universal Terminal; no additional iPads or other tablets are necessary to view data;
  • From within the app and the Universal Terminal, equipment operators are alerted through push notifications of job statuses, field-centric weather and soil conditions, so that the right work is performed in the right field, at the right time.

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FarmCommand offers an enhanced in-cab experience, faster performance and a simplified user interface.
FarmCommand offers an enhanced in-cab experience, faster performance and a simplified user interface.

Advanced Reporting: FarmCommand reporting is supercharged with desktop enhancements that make it possible to drill deeper into more aspects of farm operations and statistics to unlock powerful insights that inspire action. Users can create reports for crop planning, weather, equipment, crop stages, scouting, logistics, irrigation, yield, and profit, and easily share them with trusted partners of their choice.

Irrigation: In partnership with Lindsay Corporation, Farmers Edge has integrated Lindsay’s irrigation management technology with FarmCommand, to offer Smart Water. The new solution creates a seamless user experience and combines field-centric data with analytics to control pivots, monitor crop health, and support informed decision-making. In-season operating costs are significantly lowered through more efficient use of time, labor, water, and energy, says Farmers Edge.

High-Performance One-Tap Imagery: Building on advanced global imagery and crop health change detection technology, FarmCommand now features one-tap imagery. Push notifications alert users of changes in the field, and with a single click, they are taken directly to a map outlining the damaged or affected areas. Users can also access detailed filters to quickly search and review specific imagery, without toggling between layers, making scouting up to 50% more efficient.

Extensive Fleet Management Capabilities: Users can set up customised notifications, including speed and idling for fleet vehicles. Powered by CanPlugX, an on-board diagnostics and telematics device, this seamless integration is to provide users with complete visibility of their fleet along with real-time insights to reduce costs, improve logistics, and ensure safe working standards.

Yield Prediction: FarmCommand combines machine learning with field-centric data to provide yield forecasting models that help growers make better marketing, grain handling, and logistics decisions. “By leveraging thousands of weather stations within the Farmers Edge network, as well as each farm’s individual weather station and soil moisture data, these new predictive yield models are the most accurate and frequently updated on the market,” says Farmers Edge.

Automatic Flood and Hail Detection: Connecting growers with their insurance providers for simplified claims processing, FarmCommand automatically identifies changes in the field caused by extreme weather conditions, eliminating the need for growers to assess damage after a storm. The platform sends automatic notifications to alert users of flood or hail event, accompanied by a Crop Health Change Map layer that identifies the location and impact of the damage. Logging into FarmCommand gives the user a complete picture of the farm’s status and alerts.

Simplified Harvest Management: CanScale, an ISOBUS compliant grain cart weighing device, connects to load cells and scale heads to deliver accurate and integrated yield data. The device wirelessly connects to the FarmCommand app and allows users to layer and analyse against management zones, as applied and yield data to gain an accurate depiction of ROI.

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