Farm Works Information Management

Scout App

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Use the free Connected Farm™ scout app on your smartphone or tablet to map field boundaries, flag points of interest, and enter scouting information.  Scouting attributes include an extensive list of weeds, insects and diseases, and allows you to log the severity of a problem,

The app is also compatible with Trimble’s GreenSeeker handheld crop sensor.  Start by entering NDVI (Normalized Difference Vegetation Index) readings from the handheld so that the app can automatically calculate the rate of nitrogen.  The geo-referenced location of the NDVI point is also saved in the app. Data collected with the app can be downloaded into Farm Works Software® but requires version 2013.  Click here for instructions on how to link your app account to Farm Works.

  • Selected models of Android phones with GPS, running Android 2.0 or later
  • Apple iPhone 3G, 3GS, 4, 4S, 5, running iOS 6.0 or later
  • Apple iPad

CREATE A FIELD BOUNDARY

  • Calculate areas (acres or hectares) and map field boundaries.
  • Utilize the offset feature to enter a distance between you and the actual boundary when logging.
  • Display background imagery using Bing™ maps.

GENERAL MAPPING AND SCOUTING

  • Switch between logging paths, points, and polygon areas.
  • Enter scouting attributes for pests, weeds or diseases and log the severity of problems and crop conditions.
  • Customize personal notes to scouting jobs.
  • Enter scouting data easily without a keyboard using the built-in pick list.

PHOTOS

  • Capture and geo-reference digital images of pests using the phone’s built-in camera and GPS.
  • Quickly capture pictures of features and field problems, including rocks, drainage problems, pests, and more.

NITROGEN RECOMMENDATIONS

  • Calculate nitrogen rates by using NDVI crop readings from the GreenSeeker handheld crop sensor.

DATA MANAGEMENT

  • Manage your data by client, farm, and field names.
  • View and analyze your collected mapping and scouting data from the online viewer.
  • Utilize your Connected Farm account to automatically backup your data.  Never lose data again.
  • Compatible with the Farm Works Software® version 2013.

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