INTELLIFARM SURETRACK SYSTEM
Once you set goals for your farm, down to the type of seed to plant and the moisture level for stored grain when you sell it, how do you know if you meet them? That’s where a new computerized system called SureTrack comes in. It’s offered by IntelliFarms, Archie, Mo. Spokesmen claim their interface gives you the tools you need to keep up with your row crop operation all year. All software for the system lists at $1,700. Call 816-974-9215 or visit intellifarms.com.
SIGFOX INTERNET SERVICE
Sigfox advertises itself as the “world’s leading internet connectivity service of things.” Translated, that means it’s an “internet of things” provider that connects data from instruments with low-energy needs to the cloud. Spokespeople say the company has developed low-power, wide-area networks, or LPWAs. Data collected by instruments like these soil sensor prongs doesn’t require much power to transmit. Check out this technology at sigfox.com.
SOIL TEST PRO
Soil Test Pro continues to fine-tune its software, which allows you to do everything from order soil testing supplies and draw field boundaries to receive test results at the end of the company’s advertised 12-step process for soil sampling. However, the biggest news is that Soil Test Pro is now compatible with the John Deere Operations Center system. Data can migrate from Soil Test Pro to the John Deere Operations Center. Call 855-768-2901 or visit soiltestpro.com.
FarmLogs has taken record-keeping a step further. Its latest creation allows you to develop your own profit planner map for your farm. You can create different plans for varying crop mixes until you find the one that should work best for you. The system is designed so the plan can become your budget. FarmLogs offers some applications for free. There is a fee to upgrade to the version described here. Visit farmlogs.com.
The CR7 is a 7-inch, lightweight field computer with customizable in-job layouts. A simple widget concept, easily accessible settings, and ISO Universal Terminal and Task Controller capabilities make this unit a powerful plug-and-play system that’s affordable. The CR7 is compatible with Slingshot file transfer and remote support, autosteering and guidance, AccuBoom, Raven serial consoles, and more. For more information, contact Raven Industries, Sioux Falls, S.D., at 605-335-0179, or visit ravenprecision.com.
RAVEN GPS AND SLINGSHOT
The RS1 combines autosteer, GPS and Slingshot into one intuitive, easy-to-use unit for navigation. The RS1 is accurate at both high and low speeds, and along with quick line acquire, it improves efficiency, allowing farmers to cover more acres in a day. Diagnostics gather machine performance data while in use, alerting Raven of issues and connecting customers to support as they need it. The unit is designed with a simple setup and integrated help guides, and is enhanced further by Slingshot, providing remote support, file transfer and more. For more information, contact Raven Industries, Sioux Falls, S.D., at 605-335-0179, or visit ravenprecision.com.