At their first annual FarmLogs User Conference in Orlando Florida, Farm Logs announced the release of an entirely new product for 2016. Nitrogen Monitoring and Variable Rate Prescriptions for seeding and nitrogen are available now for their customers to use in the upcoming season.
“We’ve taken a huge step forward in our mission to create a better future for farming. We’re now able to go beyond just exposing important data and insights to offering field-specific recommendations that increase profitability and reduce environmental impact,” said Jesse Vollmar, CEO and co-founder of FarmLogs. “Over five seasons of high-resolution multi-spectral satellite imagery and soil survey data, combined with data science and analytics, allow us to capture variations in the field in an entirely new way. This unprecedented approach automatically accounts for seasonal conditions and other variables, making site-specific management incredibly accessible and easy to use.”
Nitrogen Monitoring shows nitrogen availability on a daily basis and provides users with an unlimited amount of flat-rate application recommendations to help farmers lower their input costs by eliminating waste.
Variable Rate Prescriptions enable users to easily and remotely identify and manage the unique performance characteristics of each field. Nitrogen and seeding prescriptions utilize automatic management zones to take the guesswork out of knowing where, when, and how much nitrogen and seed to apply per zone with no need to collect additional data.
The Standard version of FarmLogs remains free to users. Advantage subscriptions have an annual fee of $2,499 and offer Nitrogen Monitoring, Crop Health Monitoring and Automatic Activity Recording. The Variable Rate Prescription service is provided as an add-on at $8.50 per acre for both nitrogen and seeding.
The company also offers FarmLogs Flow, the hardware for a combines’s ISOBUS port that sends data directly to the FarmLogs platform during harvest. The combination of FarmLogs Flow and either Standard of Advantage subscription offers growers a tool to make effective decisions for their operation.