An allied agreement between John Deere and Australian precision agriculture leader PCT will help to revolutionize in-field data analysis for grain, corn, soybean and cotton farmers in North America, Australia and New Zealand.
Under the agreement, farmers will have the ability to take data from John Deere Operations Center and seamlessly share it with PCT Agcloud, providing further automated insights into protein and yield for grain growers, and bale quality and yield for cotton producers.
The agreement gives John Deere customers access to PCT Agcloud advanced analysis tools, Protein Pro and Linked Cotton, through their local John Deere dealer. This formalizes and expands the relationship which John Deere has shared with PCT Agcloud locally for several years.
John Deere Australia and New Zealand Production Systems Manager, Ben Kelly, said the relationship would automate the delivery of key insights to grain and cotton producers that can be acted upon quickly – to generate real outcomes in the field.
For customers who have purchased a HarvestLab 3000 Protein Sensor, PCT Agcloud’s Protein Pro uses protein and yield data to create a nitrogen removal map in Operations Center. Growers and agronomists can then create prescription maps for nitrogen or other nutrients as well as manage protein and yield to match soil capability in future seasons.
The new agreement also unlocks Linked Cotton for growers, which combines cotton bale quality attributes from the gin with cotton module and yield information to provide cotton quality maps in Operations Center that can be used to help growers understand what is impacting cotton quality.
Customers will remain in full control of their data, as has always been the case for John Deere. “Our philosophy has always been that the customer remains in full control of their data and information,” Kelly said.
“We also understand that in modern farming operations farmers often need to share data with other business partners and trusted advisors, and so have offered the ability for this information to be shared, but only if the customer approves it.