The farming industry will find it easier this season to execute better management decisions while in the field. Sirrus, the precision agriculture app by SST Software, now allows users to record and share tillage, planting, fertilizer, and crop protection operations.
Last season, Sirrus was used by thousands of crop consultants and ag service providers to collect field boundaries, record soil sampling operations, and gather scouting operations. This data was then synchronized back to an organization's precision ag specialist who used SST's Summit® and FarmRite® applications to generate nutrient prescriptions, seeding recommendations, and yield correlation reports.
'The new upgrades to Sirrus are important to the farming community,' says Drew McMahon, Product Manager for Sirrus, 'because they speed up the data collection to application workflow and provide a greater degree of flexibility when making last minute prescription changes.' Using Sirrus, ag service providers can now create a custom fertilizer or tank mix, then prescribe it to a field or management zone while scouting a field. The crop consultant can send this recommendation and an associated PDF report directly to the grower and applicator. If last minute adjustments need to be made to fertilizer, planting, or pesticide prescriptions prior to application, Sirrus allows edits to be made from the crop advisor's iPad and then passed on to the applicator.
McMahon adds that collecting as many field operations as possible plays an important role in creating nitrogen recommendations and yield correlation reports. 'The more site-specific data you can collect,' says McMahon, 'the better you can treat specific zones and improve on management practices year over year.'
To learn more about the upgrades to Sirrus, visit www.sstsoftware.com/planting-and-crop-protection.