Echelon is a single source platform where you can bring all your data… your planning data, your execution data, your evaluation data, you can bring it all in together, in one single organizational platform and be able to retrieve it over the years’ time. ecause precision agriculture can look and sound complicated, we’re here to help. The Echelon platform allows you to quickly work through layers of information, including planning, soil mapping, as-applied data and yield results. Then, local CPS crop advisors work with you to arrive at a variable rate seed and nutrient prescription. Together, you improve efficiency, yield and return on investment from every acre.
What We Do
We use precision farming to improve your returns.
In the world of agronomy and agronomic advice, Echelon is unique. Our crop advisors works with you to create a precise picture of your fields, giving you the confidence to make better decisions in both planning and execution. They know that the way to help you get the best results is to combine local knowledge with timely, actionable data.
Use our technology to meet your farm’s challenges.
Every farm comes with unique business and agronomic issues. Using our agronomic expertise and precision farming technology can overcome a wide range of production challenges.
Q. If cash flow is an issue, can I still optimize my fields’ performance?
A combination of our geo-referenced soil sampling along with nutriscription services will do the job. First, we use historical performance data to identify the portions of fields that perform best. By working toward the best crop response in specific areas, you put input dollars where they will yield the best results. There are two ways to approach nutrient application.
In one, we use the same rate of fertilizer as you currently apply. In the other, we make a variable rate prescription and save money on the cost of that input by using less fertilizer to achieve the same yield. Either way, being more precise with fertilizer blends and placement is dollar for dollar the smartest thing you can do.Q. Does fertilizing mid-season make sense?
A Definitely. By starting the year with a variable rate prescription for fertilizer and following up with in-season geo-scouting and a nutriscription, you can help the crop reach its full potential. You can’t predict an entire season’s nutrition requirements, but in many cases you can react swiftly and accurately at mid-season to prepare crops for the push to maturity.Q. How do I get a better picture of what’s happening with my equipment? Especially when I bring on hired labor.
A. Whether or not your business uses outside help, it’s important to manage equipment maintenance and repair costs and to encourage operators to be more efficient. Using Echelon fleet management technology, you can monitor mileage and engine hours and schedule regular maintenance.
As the work is being done, you can use the same technology to send a new job to the operator, along with a detailed application prescription. In return, you get the information about each job, as it happens.
This real-time tracking is a tool that will help you make smarter manpower, equipment and application decisions.