Recently, The Climate Corporation, announced at Farm Progress Show the addition of new features to its Climate FieldViewTM digital agriculture platform that will help farmers manage variability in their fields and analyze seed performance to uncover valuable insights.
“All farmers experience variability in their fields,” said Mike Stern, chief executive officer for The Climate Corporation. “Climate’s average customer plants more than 50 million corn seeds in a single season. Through the innovations we’re adding to the Climate FieldView platform, farmers can better understand the unique variability of their fields and customize their agronomic practices by management zone to get the most out of every seed.”
For the 2017 season, Climate is introducing tools that help farmers optimize their inputs and instantly visualize and analyze crop performance to make the best decisions for their fields. The company is also expanding seamless data connectivity to help farmers get all of their data in one place and making the Climate Fieldview platform available to more farmers across the United States.
“Through the Climate FieldView platform, I have been able to reduce my seed costs per acre through Climate’s seeding prescription tools, which give me the ability to incorporate soil type, yield and my own knowledge of my fields,” said farmer Vic Miller of Oelwein, Iowa. “I can also tailor my nitrogen applications, based on weather events, to specific areas of my fields as the season progresses, so I can hit my yield targets while controlling input costs.”
New in Climate FieldView in 2017
Yield Analysis Tools - The Climate FieldView platform is introducing new seed performance analysis tools to help farmers evaluate the impact their agronomic decisions have on yield, so they can build the best plan to maximize profitability for the next season. Farmers can analyze seed performance by soil type, field, or management zones and better understand their field variability by quickly and easily comparing digital field maps side-by-side.
Advanced Scripting - This season, farmers will be able to choose between simple manual seed prescription tools or advanced prescription tools to help optimize their return on their seed investment. The Climate FieldView platform’s advanced scripting uses the farmer’s historical field data, combined with data from proprietary field-testing results, to provide seed prescription options that farmers can easily customize and execute on their equipment of choice.
Zone-Based Nitrogen Management - In 2017, the Climate FieldView platform is enhancing its nitrogen monitoring tools. This season, farmers will be able to monitor nitrogen by customizable zones in each field to help them better understand their unique field variability and take action to prevent yield loss.
Data Connectivity - The Climate FieldView platform is the most broadly connected digital ag platform in the industry and is further enhancing its equipment connectivity by expanding the reach of the Climate FieldViewTM Drive, a device that easily streams field data directly into the Climate FieldView platform. This season, FieldView Drive will work with most tractors and more than 50 percent of combines in the United States and is currently in beta testing for use in air seeders and application equipment. The company also continues to build on data import capabilities with other agricultural systems, as well as manual file upload.
Climate FieldView also is the only third-party digital ag platform with near-real time data connectivity with John Deere equipment through its Wireless Data Server (WDS). The WDS technology is now standard on John Deere’s 2016 S Series combines, and starting with the 2016 harvest, seamless connection between the WDS and the Climate FieldView platform is enabled. The WDS is factory installed on 2016 S Series planters and combines, and most 2012 or later flagship equipment models are compatible using a retrofit kit.
Expanded Geography - More farmers across the U.S. will have access to field health imagery through Climate FieldView PlusTM this coming season, with availability on 165 million acres of corn and soybeans, 41 million acres more than this past season. Additionally, field health imagery will be available for all major row crops in 2017.
Pricing and Promotions
For the 2017 season, Climate FieldViewTM Plus provides seamless data collection, storage and visualization; field health imagery, manual seeding prescription tools and the new yield analysis tools for $749. Climate FieldViewTM Pro includes all of the features available in FieldView Plus, with the addition of nitrogen monitoring and advanced seeding prescription tools. FieldView Pro is available beginning at $1,499, based on farm size. Both FieldView Plus and FieldView Pro will be offered as 365-day subscriptions to give farmers a full year of product value regardless of purchase date.
The company is currently offering special pricing to encourage farmers to experience the value of FieldView Plus firsthand. Farmers who purchase FieldView Plus by Oct. 15, 2016 receive an extended subscription at 2016 pricing through Dec. 31, 2017.