Case IH Helping Farmers Connect with PartnersTue, 02 Dec 2014 20:29:19 CST
Data and telemetry are among the most talked about features of precision farming today. In the last 20 years precision farming has really evolved from planting crops in a straight line via satellites to migrating into being a consumer technology with new apps and applications. Whether farmers have a Case IH combine, tractor or sprayer -- data can easily be transferred wireless. Case IH Director, Precision Solutions and Telematics Trevor Mecham said telematics allows Case IH products to be transfer information back and forth for everything from machine health to diagnostics.
Radio Oklahoma Network's Leslie Smith interviewed Mecham at the National Association of Farm Broadcasting Convention in November. Click on the LISTEN BAR below for the full interview.
As the precision agriculture industry talks about data, Mecham said its important farmers know they control of their own data. Case IH has announced its new AFS Connect 2.0, a new farm management system, where a modem is installed into the cab of the tractor. This allows for the transfer of information from the tractor to others. This allows data or information to be shared back and forth between the farmer and their agronomist or machine servicing manager at their local dealership. Mecham said the number of people that access that information is determined by the farmer.
"This is something that is very intuned with our customer base, with the industry itself to say 'hey, I want to be able to collaborate this effectively - send and receive information', but there are only certain people and segments that I want I want to send to, because its mine at the end of day because this is their livelihood," Mecham said. "So its a very empowering way for them to move and transfer information but at the same time still have safeguards in play that keep them in control."
AFS Connect 2.0 is helping farmers become even more efficient in reducing inputs costs and down time which is critical during planting and harvesting.
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