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FARMserver Update: Don’t Forget to Scout!

FARMserver Update: Don’t Forget to Scout!

Across the Midwest, acres and acres of fields are planted in hopes of producing the best crop possible. Several factors influence these growing conditions, including product performance, input prices, management practices, soil types, and of course, weather. While we as farmers certainly cannot control all of those things, we can monitor our crops and do our best to make the best decisions with the resources we have. FARMserver’s scouting app is here to help with that.If you haven’t tried the scouting feature yet, let me share some of the functionality with you. For starters, you can access it from our website […]

Crop Growth Model in FARMserver

Crop Growth Model in FARMserver

With the month of May dwindling down, planters, field cultivators and anhydrous toolbars are cruising throughout the Midwest in a race to get this year’s crop planted. These can be hard times as the “marathon” of spring planting can wear down even the most experienced of us. Certain areas of the region have been blessed with favorable planting conditions, while others are still battling muddy fields and last-minute nitrogen applications. However, we cannot lose focus on what is left to be loaded into the planter, or the progress of the crops that are already emerging from the ground. FARMserver has […]

FARMserver Update: Integrations in FARMserver and Tractor Monitor Resources

FARMserver Update: Integrations in FARMserver and Tractor Monitor Resources

Do you ever wish your fields could talk to you? Well, with FARMserver’s Crop Growth Model that stages your crops and sends you in-season alerts, now they can! Take advantage of the “Integrations” in FARMserver to ensure that your planting data flows in and triggers your account to send in-season alerts relative to each growth stage. Making sure the “Integration” with your MyJohnDeere, FieldView, AgFiniti, AFS Connect, AGCO, or Slingshot account is set up before planting is imperative to ensure your data from 2022 imports into FARMserver without you ever having to touch a button.

If you don’t have an integration […]

FARMserver Updates: New Notification Options

FARMserver Updates: New Notification Options

Springtime is here, and planters are going to be rolling soon! While we know you’re busy with equipment preparations, we wanted to remind you about some software preparations as well.

Have you heard about our new Notification options in FARMserver? 

Last summer, we rolled out the Growth Stage Model in FARMserver, and it was met with overwhelmingly positive feedback. Using the daily weather data that FARMserver automatically collects for each field, along with the planting date and relative maturity of your crop, FARMserver predicts the growth stage throughout the year. As conditions change, the Growth Stage changes too. It indicates the date […]

FARMserver Updates: Analytic Tools

FARMserver Updates: Analytic Tools

Brrr! It’s cold outside! Winter weather can be brutal, and it’s not a fun time to work outdoors in these low temperatures. But it is an excellent time to sit down and analyze your data from the previous year!

By now, your PFR book should have arrived, and hopefully, you have earmarked some of the studies you want to learn more about or perhaps even try on your farm. By using the analytic tools with your data in FARMserver, you can better define and refine your implementation decisions for 2022.

Our newly updated Query Tool is the easiest place to start when […]

FARMserver Updates: Post-Harvest Reporting

FARMserver Updates: Post-Harvest Reporting

As harvest comes to an end, having the ability to explore how certain fields, products, and practices performed are all great reasons for entering your data into FARMserver. Uploading your data is as easy as pulling it from your monitor, zipping the file, and uploading it to www.farmserver.com. If you have your account sent up to send data through a wireless integration, you will be able to jump right to the “Reports” section of FARMserver.

Depending on the data you have uploaded, an array of reports will be available. Here are a few examples:

Yield by Field Summary: Displays the average yield, average […]

Capturing Yield Data in FARMserver

Capturing Yield Data in FARMserver

Harvest season is here, and combines are in full swing! We know this is a busy time of year, and we pray you are finding positive yields across all your acres. Since yield data is what we use to evaluate management decisions over the year, we wanted to offer up a few reminders concerning yields in FARMserver.

Good data in means good data out, and we always encourage harvest monitor calibration for each crop at least once during the season. We also know moisture changes can affect calibration, so as a reminder, post-calibration at the field level is available in FARMserver! […]

FARMserver Updates: Scouting Tips and Reminders

FARMserver Updates: Scouting Tips and Reminders

At this point in the growing season, crops are out of the ground and growing well. Planting, fertilizer, and spray data has been downloaded from the monitors and uploaded to FARMserver for recordkeeping. The morning coffee routine involves watching the BAM weather video and checking the Growth Stage Summary on your FARMserver Dashboard. If you haven’t done so already, it’s time to update that FARMserver App and scout some fields!

FARMserver has dedicated scouting features in both the website and the iOS app. On the website, jump in the Field Focus view for any field in your account to add (+) […]

Early Season Scouting

Early Season Scouting

Planting (and some replanting) is complete, and it’s time to make some important in-season decisions for your crop! And because FARMserver stores all your planting data, you can now put that data to work. If you don’t have a planting monitor, you can manually add your planting date and relative maturity data for each field into your account.

Once you have your planting data into FARMserver, the new Crop Growth Model will track the progress of your crop, field by field! You will see what growth stage each of your fields is at based on planting date, maturity, and how many […]

Drone Success Tips

Drone Success Tips

As spring approaches many growers find themselves preparing equipment for a fast-paced planting season.  One piece of equipment that is often overlooked is their drone.  Nothing is more frustrating than to need data, drive to the field, open the case and find a drone that will not function.  Below are some tips for successful drone operation. That can mostly be done in your office or shop on a cold or rainy day.

 

Charge and check batteries
Charge transmitter
Check your case to make sure no one has “borrowed” needed tablet or phone cabling.
Make sure the operating system on your tablet or phone is […]