Trimble recently unveiled a Connected Farm app for smartphone platforms. Based on smartphone’s integrated Global Positioning System (GPS), this free app efficiently collects in-field information to promote quick and precise decision making.
Using this app, farmers and agronomists can mark flags, perform mapping of field boundaries, capture geo-referenced photos and acquire scouting information for pests.
This app was launched at the Farm Progress Show.
The new unique, connected Farm app will enable farmers and agronomists to view, identify, arrange, print and analyze the information by moving the data to Farm Works Office software, or by transmitting to the Connected Farm web solution of Trimble for free online access.
Farmers can map field boundaries like calculation of the area in terms of acres or hectares. Based on the smartphone's incorporated camera and GPS, the app allows capture as well as geo-reference digital images of field problems, pests, or field features like drainage problems, rocks, insects or weeds. Additionally, it enables entering scouting attributes like wide range of weeds, insects and diseases and facilitates logging of the severity of an issue, crop conditions for pests like insects, weeds, or diseases.
During September 2012, the Connected Farm app for smartphones will be offered for download from the Google Play Store and Apple App Store. The existing Farm Works users can get the latest software version from USP to utilize the Connected Farm app data within Farm Works Office software.
The app forms an integral part of Trimble's Connected Farm solution that extends information exchange throughout the entire farm. Connected Farm ensures transfer of wireless data between the office and field, in addition to providing vehicle tracking, and vehicle-to-vehicle information sharing.