John Deere has updated software for the John Deere Operations Centre and its MyOperations mobile application.
The update enables growers to use the information from their Operations Centre account and use it to help manage equipment information, production data and farm operations from a mobile device.
In particular, this update will allow growers to more easily collect and edit a variety of paddock information from the convenience of their phone or tablet, to result in more timely collection of records, and give a more comprehensive view of what has occurred throughout the season.
“There remains no question digital technology is one of the keys to greater efficiency, profitability and sustainability in Australian farming,” said John Deere Precision Agriculture Manager, Ben Kelly.
“In fact, modelling from the Australian Farm Institute has shown $20.3 billion can be added to the gross value of agricultural production by embracing digital technology.
“However, one of the greatest barriers to uptake, outside of connectivity challenges, has been a perception that the technology can be time consuming or complicated to implement.
“Our technology is simple and effective, and we have support networks in place to help farmers get the most out of the machines and the technology they have. The MyOperations App is an easy-to-use and portable tool to help bring information together.”
Key updates in the September 2020 upgrade include:
The ability for growers to edit paddock information from their mobile device and sync it across the John Deere digital ecosystem. New data editing capabilities include crop type (for example, wheat, barley, canola, cotton), crop season (year) and post-calibrate yield and area harvested.
Growers can also manually add tillage, planting, application and yield information from their mobile device. This allows capture of complete paddock records, regardless of a machine’s data collection capability.
“By simplifying the way farmers can input and edit key data from their mobile or tablet, we’re helping them to compile high-quality information and insights about each field,” Mr Kelly said.
“This is particularly important given the results which can be gained through the implementation of precision agriculture are directly linked to the quality of the data which is fed into the system.”
The John Deere Operations Centre is free online software from John Deere designed to help farmers manage their equipment and farm data.
The MyOperations app is free and can be downloaded from the Google Play or Apple App stores.