Monsanto has just announced several new agreements with agronomic and retailer software systems that will allow farmers to transfer field data between these systems and their Climate FieldView platform.
The Climate FieldView gives customized, field-level insights so growers can make the best possible decisions on their farm. The new agreements mean that decision-making data can be shared with more than 80 percent of the top retailers across the Corn Belt, including John Deere. This connectivity helps growers get the most value from their data in addition to keeping full control of how their data is used and shared.
“Traditionally, data management has been difficult for farmers, because the tools for data collection, storage and analysis have been disconnected,” said Doug Sauder, senior director of product for The Climate Corporation. “We’re solving that problem by making data connectivity seamless. In just minutes, farmers can connect other software systems to Climate FieldView to gain a more complete understanding of their fields, simplify data sharing with their trusted advisors and make informed decisions for their operations.”
Through these new agreements, farmers will be able to transfer data such as field boundaries, field maps, management zones, variable rate seeding prescriptions, planting and harvest data, and soil test results into their Climate FieldView accounts.
Climate’s most recent agreement with John Deere will enable farmers to transfer current and historical field data between the John Deere Operations Center and Climate FieldView. This new data connectivity agreement is in addition to the agreement John Deere and Climate entered into in November 2015, which represents the first and only near real-time in-cab wireless connection by a third party to John Deere’s equipment.
“It’s exciting to see the industry come together to help farmers sort through the clutter and get all of our data into one place, so that we can make the best decisions to achieve the greatest outcome,” said Ken Dalenberg, a farmer from Mansfield, Ill. “It’s extremely important for me to have the freedom and convenience to move my farm data to all of the resources I use in my precision ag management process. Not only do I need the ability to share my information with the advisors I work with on a regular basis, but I need to ensure my data is imported into my Climate FieldView account so I can easily visualize and analyze what’s happening in each of my fields throughout the season.”
Climate is also introducing the new FieldView Drive. This device allows growers to easily move data from their equipment to their FieldView account. The Drive can also be used with Precision Planting’s 20/20 monitors, so farmers can collect, store and view field map data with their FieldView Plus software.