Article taken from the Agronomist & Arable Farmer
Later this year Agrovista is launching Axis - Agrovista eXchange Information System. This consists of cloud-based software that will allow data to be uploaded and shared in real time with growers, agronomists, operators, and contractors - if you’re coming to Cereals, we'll be demonstrating it on the Openfield stand.
We developed Axis in response to feedback our clients who asked for a system that allows them to access and input crop data, monitor inputs, and have access to key information so they can evaluate situations and make decisions based on more knowledge than was available just 10 years ago.
With growers equipping themselves with the latest technology both in and out of the field, we need to offer them a software solution that can cope with much of the key information they handle on a day-to-day basis.
With Axis, they have instant access to information, from inputs at one end to yield maps at the other. As soon as data is uploaded they will be able to make informed, timely decisions that facilitate efficient, cost-effective farming practices wherever they happen to be at that moment.
Agrovista has worked closely with Muddy Boots software to integrate the soon-to-be released Greenlight Grower Management software (GGM) to ensure a seamless flow of information between the key people involved in a modern agricultural business.
Our agronomy service continues to be a valuable part of our customers' businesses - we need to make sure we can deliver information in a way that suits them, and increasingly this is online. Growers will now be able to add cropping into GGM which will then sync straight back to the agronomist to improve efficient management and cut down on double handling of data. Cropping plans and field cropping can change very; this system allows these changes to be passed between users at the click of a button.
Axis will not only provide our customers with valuable data such as trial information, technical data, weather data, and current account updates, we have integrated GGM seamlessly into Axis to allow an electronic library of new and past recommendations plus cropping info, fertilisers, and reports. The basic access package will be free to customers, however for a small monthly fee this software will also allow the customer access to the field recording part which can be used for planning and record-keeping. Data can also be shared and used easily with other parties. With access to an offline mobile app, recommendations can be confirmed and synchronised back as a completed job when a data connection is available. This allows the manager and agronomist to keep a close eye on timings and inspections.
At the top subscription level will be the integration of a mapping package. This is a visual, intuitive way of using available data: crops will be shown in different colours, and features such as spraying will automatically synchronise as soon as the data is uploaded. Whether using standard soil sampling methods or precision mapping, we will be able to view this as a layer on the map, uploading crop sensor and yield I data to visualise performance. This mapping package will be a valuable tool for our customers using precision farming at any level and will continue to be developed.