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Farmer of Tomorrow
Transcript of Farmer of Tomorrow
Leveraging your Data
Land Leveling Solutions
Utilizing our RTK network
Drip Irrigation Benefits
What is the purpose of NDVI Imaging
The basic principle of NDVI relies on the fact that due to the spongy layers found on the backside of leaves, they reflect a lot of NIR infrared light. When the plant becomes dehydrated or stressed, the spongy layer collapses and reflects less NIR light, but the same amount in the visible range. When you combine the ratio between the two signals, you can determine how healthy or sick/stressed a plant is.
Maximum use of fertilizer by directly feeding to the roots
Reduced costs from: water, energy,
fertilizer, pesticides, labor and maintenance
Reduced weed and
Increase yields and profits
Maximum use of acreage
20-25% irrigation water is lost due to poor farm design and unevenness of the fields
Benefits of Level Land
Save irrigation water
Improve crop establishment
Improve uniformity of crop maturity
Increase crop yields (wheat 15%, cotton 66%)
Improve weed control efficiency
300 Acre cotton field
Yield--late season crop produced 3.4 bales
On Farm Visit to Include:
In-cab features walk through
iTEC - set-up and operation
Command Center & CommandArm
Controls and Instruments
Complete walk-around of unit
Service points and intervals
Key features and benefits
Engine Operation Overview
Tractor Operation Overview
Transmission Operation Overview
Stationary filtration with electric motor pumps and rigid piping.
PVC mainlines, sub-main and flush main manifolds.
Sub surface drip lines 8"-18".
Get the benefits of drip on rented or leased ground
Good to check the viability of drip tape
Mobile Filtration station
Single or multi-use tape
"Numbers have an important story to tell. They rely on you to give them a clear and convincing voice."
-Manage equipment information, production data, and farm operations from a single website.
-Collect data more easily, access it more readily, and analyze it more effectively.
-Helps collect and store data from machines
-RDA (Remote Display Access)
-Perfect when paired with WDT (wireless data transfer)
Monitor machine health
Extend life through preventative maintenance
Geofence & Curfews
Machine Tracking and Location
Machine state - Idle, Working, Transport
Alert Codes - Email and Text
Online Web Portal and Mobile App
Coming February 1st 2015
Wireless Data Transfer
*SAR (service advisor remote)
*WDT (wireless data transfer)
Eliminate manual transfer of data
Analyze data as fields are completed
Share information with trusted advisors with ease
Increase production uptime with peace of mind that comes from secure data.
The cotton yield map from Apex shows yield variance happening throughout the field as well as provides valuable information such as:
Measure organic material on the go, in the cab or with a portable stationary unit
Help reduce the cost of feed by maximizing nutrient potential
Full service drip irrigation
contractor and distributor
A division of Stotz Equipment
The basics of a drip system
Pricing and Contract
Apex is a desktop software that allows you to turn data you have collected in the field into intelligent, well-informed decisions back at the office.
Guidance line storage and creation
Thompson Dairy--Farm in Gila Bend:
28% less water used per ton produced
35-40% increase in yield
33% less water
33% increase in yield
Training includes the following:
"We started experimenting with drip irrigation on carrots to improve their selling quality during the summer months. We have reduced the amount of water needed to grow a crop which has helped prevent plant disease in the leaves and has increased our carrot yields."
-Joel Tomlin of Miedema Produce
What is your water source?
What crops are you farming?
What is your equipment's spacing?
Where is your farm located?
Emission device and flow rate
Row spacing and emitter spacing
On Screen Cut/Fill (real time)
Full in cab analysis
Water drainage analysis
Ability to enter a Cut/Fill Ratio
Single direction multi-fit designs
Easy to use
Plug and play integration with John Deere systems
Most efficient irrigation practice available
Agronomic Solution: Sampling and Mapping Programs
Site-Specific Farming: Soil Mapping
AZ Registrar of Contractor License 293155
Background Check and E-Verify on all
Custom Designed Drip Irrigation Systems
Water Solution: Field Connect
Healthy root training and soil aeration.
Sensors at 5 depths
Monitor water throughout the soil profile
Weather sensor add-ons
"The online data showed that we were leeching costly fertilizer below our plant's root zone, and with that direction, we were able to reduce irrigation hours throughout our entire farm operation".
-Joel Tomlin, Miedema Produce
Eliminates manual tagging of modules
Provides on-the-go documentation
Simplifies record keeping
Improves module tracking and delivery to the gin
Farmsight is more than AMS technologies...
s about providing solutions to our customers that:
Improve their operational efficiency
Optimize their inputs
Bring context to their data
It is about giving them the competitive advantage!
To us it is about making our customers' lives easeier.
Stotz Equipment Integrated Solutions
iGrade is not affected by traditional factors that affect lasers
iGrade controller automatically controls the height of the scraper blade
Machine can operate up to 1 mile from mobile base station
No more need to move tripods in the field
Utilize many of the same John Deere components you already own:
2630/2600 display, SF 3000 Receiver...
Reduce operator fatigue
Maximize every inch of soil
Reduce soil compaction
Make any operator a professional
Most importantly, avoid this.....
Time savings of RTK
Average 1,800 acre farm
Average Field time (excluding harvest)
No GPS = 496 hours
Lightbar = 439 hours
RTK = 411 hours
RTK allows you get more done faster and easier!
Minimize input costs
Mid-season crop evaluation
Nutrient management zones
Case Study: Canadian Thistle
leaf a context-driven BI platform for farmers
our mission is to make our customers the best farmers in the industry, period. being the best means two things: delivering customer-aligned products and optimizing production costs.
mission and brand
Successes and lessons:
Prevented loss of $16,767 in one quality check
$36,000 in savings potential hitting benchmarks for planting
Reduced idle time
Improved quality of planting and harvest
Depth, Seed to Soil, Population
Raised grower awareness of operational procedures
Optimized machine settings
Demonstrated power of data and changed perceptions of what can be achieved
"When performance is measured, performance improves. When performance is measured and reported, the rate of improvement accelerates" ~ Thomas Monson
Joey Rosztoczy: Project Engineer Manager. Stanford Grad. Engineering boot camp in Chicago
Will Braynen: Head Engineer. U of A PhD in Psychology, Human Behavior. Formerly Stanford Post-Doc. Competing offers from NSA, Google, Facebook, and several Silicone Valley start-ups
Rex Posadas - 15 years web-engineering experience. Multiple start-ups, lead engineer. Sun Micro-Systems and Deloitte
Helps with strategic irrigation decisions.
Crop Water requirements
Pumping plant efficiency
Length of runs
Short/long term plans
Q & A
Quality control audits
Miedema Produce reduced their water use by 25% amounting to ~$283,500
Pre-season on-farm training, maintenance, data monitoring, irrigation strategy assistance, etc.
Installation and removal
Data analysis and reports tailored to the growers needs
In-season Certified Crop Adviser support conference call
Annual crop summary report and on-farm meeting to review year with cost/benefit analysis
Preseason Soil test
Tissue sampling at important plant growth stages
Sample results stored in data bank
CCA Certified Agronomist reviewed/Phone Consultation
Year-end review report
Soil maps are the base-layer for any spatial analysis
Think of it as a MRI of the field - Allows us to see the soil composite from surface to 3+ feet down.
This "map" translates to the water and nutrient holding capcity of the soil.
Findings: EVA was able to increase yields in corn by 15.1%, and in wheat by 7.0% with 3.0% better test weight.
Three Types of Soil Maps:
(EC) Electrial Conductivity: Great for most conditions - requires bare field and proper soil mositure
(EM) Electromagnetic: Good for established crops
Grid Sampling: Good for budget and all conditions
To accomplish this we provide three soultiuons:
Variable Rate Technologies
Business Optimization Solution
Agronomic Solution: Aerial Imaging