First it was the PCMCIA card, then the CF card and currently, many of us carry USB drives in our pockets. Now, just in time for 2018 planting, you can connect your MyJohnDeere, Raven SlingShot, and/or Climate FieldView Plus accounts directly with your FARMserver account! Once you have an established link through the Data Connections tab in FARMserver, application, planting, and harvest data will flow seamlessly from your tractor or combine to FARMserver every night. This means that if you are planting or harvesting today, all the data you collected will show up in FARMserver tomorrow. This also means if […]
One of the most powerful tools farmers and agronomists possess is right in the palm of our hands. With instant access to weather and market reports, equipment schematics, and almost any digital publication known to man, our smart phones are a valuable resource that, without a doubt, can help us improve our efficiencies and profitability. With more than 2.5 million apps available, choosing which will be the most beneficial can be a huge undertaking.
One of the simplest ways apps can increase efficiency is housing all your crop information in one, easy-to-access location. The FARMserver app from Beck’s allows users to […]
Early this summer, as we were receiving excessive rainfall in Ohio, I attended a field day at our local equipment dealership. As we gathered in the building, trying to avoid the steady rain outside, one of the equipment salesmen joked with the group and said “You know why we’re getting all this rain? It’s because of all the data that we are putting into the ‘cloud’. There’s just no room for water anymore, so it’s all falling out as rain!” While his joke certainly drew some chuckles from the group, the explanation is a far cry from how data storage […]
Now that harvest is complete and ﬁeldwork is wrapping up, the season of paperwork and planning is upon us as we turn our focus to a new crop year. But before you put 2016 completely behind you, don’t leave one of the most valuable tools for learning and improvement sitting in your combine. Put your yield data to use! Here are three ways start using your yield data:
Referencing yield maps as you evaluate ﬁeld performance can be extremely helpful. Even if you carefully document every scale ticket, a yield map can be a nice way to double check the […]