Today’s farmer has access to several third-party services that offer high-tech tools, such as unmanned aerial vehicles, hyper-spectral imagery, centralized data management and more. MyAgCentral (a division of DN2K) is one of several companies bringing new high-tech scouting services to the market in 2014.
The three-tier, cloud-based system allows retailers and their farmer clients to share field data, reports, recommendations, plans and maps from any location. Users can also set up to-do lists for more efficient work flow.
"We tried to make the experience kind of like ordering something from Amazon," says Steve Cubbage, owner and president of Prime Meridian, the primary supplier of imagery services for MyAgCentral. "It’s a simplified process that makes it so much easier to delegate tasks by field."
In addition, MyAgCentral offers variable-rate irrigation prescriptions and unmanned aerial vehicle imaging services. "This end-to-end [imaging] solution eliminates the need to purchase, learn and use specialized image-stitching and interpretation software, manage data files and file transfers, and perform other manual steps in the crop-imaging process," says Susan Lambert, CEO of DN2K.
The company is looking into agricultural uses for Google Glass, which will launch later this year. Visit www.MyAgCentral.com.