Tag: Data Management
Soil compaction is one of those things that happens when you’re trying to get ahead. Instead, it can set your fields back for years. Consider the consequences before you try to gain a day or two this spring.
If you’re the check-the-box-and-move-on type, consider adjusting your ways — especially when it comes to agreements that involve your agronomic data. What you learn when you look close may surprise you.
If you’re not clear about your precision-technology provider’s approach to data ownership,
it’s time to ask some tough questions.
It’s tough to understand something that’s tough to understand. So it’s no surprise that a new producer survey confirms widespread confusion about sharing and using farm data. Case IH is leading industry efforts to remove the complexity from data security and sharing.
Whether you feed the hay you put up or sell it, or if you run a custom-haying operation, your goal is the highest-quality product possible. Case IH technology can help you hit the mark more often and more consistently.
There’s a good chance data breaches have affected you or someone you know. Although data breaches at financial institutions and retailers directly threaten our bank accounts and grab national headlines, how often do we think about data security on the job?
Whether you’re running one combine or 10, two tractors or 20, you’ve got a fleet, and you count on it to keep you productive. It’s much more than equipment; it’s an asset. Like any asset, it requires management to achieve an optimal return.
Data is a hot topic for media, advocacy groups such as the American Farm Bureau Federation, equipment companies and producers. But what do data control, privacy and ownership really mean?
There is the potential to collect more on-farm agronomic data than ever before, and farmers need the hardware and software systems to share information. The most scalable solution is to enable hardware and software systems to communicate automatically through secure cloud services or tools, so that the data can be put to work in real time. However, many farmers share legitimate concerns about what will happen to their operation’s data and questions about who controls that data and how it will be used. (more…)
Dr. Terry Griffin is the Vice President of Applied Economics at CRESCO Ag. He’s also an impassioned advocate of the movement to stop “eyeballing” data maps gathered with precision agriculture tools. He educates producers about why it’s important to not only have your precision ag data professionally analyzed, it’s also valuable to pool data with the producers in your area. (more…)