Use AgFiniti Prescriptions to plant this spring!
As you may recall, last year Ag Leader announced an affordable annual prescriptions service to our AgFiniti® platform. Let’s expand a bit on what this service is, who it is intended for and some opportunities to learn more.
What is it?
Our SMS and AgFiniti customers can now generate prescriptions directly inside of the AgFiniti cloud, which can then be shared with their displays, for in-field machine control. This means customers can import, export, view, share, map, remotely support, generate reports and build recommendations.
Why use prescriptions in AgFiniti?
AgFiniti and SMS users can access planting and seeding recommendations in a remarkably easy to use interface.
Creating prescriptions in AgFiniti opens the door for growers who need the ability to generate planting prescriptions for their fields, but who don’t need some of the other features available in the SMS™ Advanced Desktop Software and more importantly don’t have the time or agronomic expertise to write their own prescriptions.
For SMS Basic users, the prescriptions tool provides a way to easily build complex, thorough prescriptions without having to purchase SMS Advanced. Users can use the soil sampling and harvest datasets they already have in their software, to build these university backed prescriptions from any web-enabled device.
Can I adjust the inputs in the recommendations?
Ag Leader understands that there is no one-size-fits-all solution when it comes to prescriptions, which is why AgFiniti users can adjust some of the inputs in these recommendations based on their own yield and soil fertility goals and the data they have available; or run a legend or equation-based prescription with customizable inputs to perfectly match their operational goals. This is in addition to the ability of our InCommand displays to further adjust prescriptions once they are loaded in.
How do I get started?
Getting started is simple. Growers need an AgFiniti account and an active AgFiniti Essentials license, or an SMS license. In order to generate prescriptions, growers will need to have field boundaries in AgFiniti for any field they wish to generate prescriptions for. These field boundaries can come from an Ag Leader field display, SMS Desktop Software or generated directly inside of AgFiniti with the Boundary Manager tool.
Growers can now begin populating AgFiniti with the necessary inputs. The equation tool now allows you to build a planting recommendation for either corn or soybeans, based on a combination of your harvest datasets and the NCCPI from your soil survey information. By calculating the relationship between your actual field data and this index, the resulting prescription will allow you to define planting population for up to three yield zones.
Additionally, the legend-based tool allows growers to easily generate a prescription using multi-year analysis (previously an SMS Advanced only feature). This allows multiple years of yield data or other datasets to be used to generate a robust prescription.
Field boundaries serve an important purpose here–not only to assure the grower acre coverage, but this is also how customers will purchase this service. With the new Boundary Manager tool growers can generate boundaries from any mapped data saved in their account, giving them an accurate acre count in AgFiniti.
What is the pricing structure?
The pricing plan is especially easy to understand and budget for – a grower simply pays a flat rate of 75 cents per boundary acre for the fields they wish to build prescriptions for. After payment has been made, the grower can generate an unlimited number of prescriptions for those acres, for an entire calendar year. A secure, convenient e-commerce site allows for easy purchase.
Once the purchase is made, simply export them via AgFiniti wirelessly to Ag Leader displays, download them as .shp files or sync into SMS to export for 3rd party controllers.
Try it Free for 120 Acres!
Using this tool for free is easy – contact your local Ag Leader dealer and check out this video to learn more about AgFiniti prescriptions and all it has to offer.