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December 5, 2015 02:31 AM
 
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App Simplifies Data Transfer, Management 

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Go-Task, AGCO’s new app, is designed to save farmers some time when moving data gathered during operations. Data is sent directly from an AGCO machine to supported FMIS software, allowing the farmer to control who can access the data. Go-Task syncs with the terminal when a task is finished or paused, diminishing risk of lost data. 

The app works on iOS 7.0 and above devices, including iPhone and iPad, and any machine with a C1000, C2100 or C3000 terminal. A wireless USB dongle and a subscription to AGCO’s task data exchange server is necessary. 

Pricing will be available when it is released in January 2016. For more details, visit www.agcotechnologies.com. 


New Weighing Technology for Planting, Harvest

A multipurpose weight indicator coupled with supporting software from Avery Weigh-Tronix provides a weighing and transaction-recording solution for seed tenders and grain carts. At planting, the 2060 weight indicator with standard Field Foreman software allows the seed tender scale system to individually monitor hoppers, including weight, hybrid and seeds per pound. At harvest, the 2060 tracks exactly what’s coming out of the field. 

The 2060 syncs with optional Farm Foreman PC software to track inventory and streamline data entry and transaction management with the touch of a button. Time saving features include the ability to automatically calculate shrink for harvest transactions. 

For more information, see www.agscales.com.


Scouting Apps Receive Updates

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ScoutPro has released updated versions of ScoutPro Grower for corn and soybeans. The apps help identify insects, diseases and crop disorders and offer real-time, field-specific scouting reports, boosted accuracy through GPS coordinates and access to archived data. Key features include: sort by farm and field for a single enterprise; scout offline without a cell or data plan; save, synchronize and email scouting reports to a farm partner, employee or adviser; and simplified Conservation Stewardship Program submissions with ScoutPro 
reports. The app is available for iPad users. The new corn and soybean versions are free for one year. For more information, visit www.scoutpro.org. 


Analyze Farmland Values, Productivity for Free

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AcreValue, a free website that analyzes land values and production potential, offers greater geographic coverage and new management capabilities. Coverage now includes soil maps, production history and mobile optimization for 46 states. (Alaska, Alabama, Florida and Hawaii are not included.) 

Introduced by Granular in April 2015, AcreValue features an automated valuation model (AVM) built specifically for agriculture. AVM processes data on soil, climate, rotation, taxes, interest rates, comparable land sales and crop prices to project farmland value. Using this information, farmers can see how adding land will affect the efficiency and profitability of their operation and decide what they should pay to lease or purchase the land. 

AcreValue now includes:

  • Soil data. Click on a field to view its average productivity rating, and download a free soil report for a detailed map of soil composition by type and productivity rating.
  • Production history. See the past five years of crop rotation on a field.
  • Mobile. Access farmland data remotely with a mobile-optimized site.

Granular farm management software subscribers also receive access to extra AcreValue features.

For additional information, visit www.acrevalue.com. 

 

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