A common challenge in this increasingly data-focused age of farming is getting information you collect on one platform into another for analysis and work. Trimble and DuPont Pioneer have entered an agreement where customers of those services will be able to get information out of the Connected Farm platform into Encirca for analysis.
With the new agreement the two companies say that growers will have more options to more easily import field operations data including as-applied maps and production data from planters, spreaders, sprayers and combines into Encirca services.
Adds Eric Boeck, DuPont Pioneer marketing director: “This technology integration between Encirca services and Trimble’s Connected Farm solution brings an added level of convenience to growers by expanding the list of compatible equipment they may use to farm more efficiently and effectively.”
Essentially Encirca will connect with Connected Farm using an Application Programming Interface, or API. With that system Encirca services users will be able to transfer field data wirelessly, at their discretion, to the Encirca service platform via Trimble’s Connected Farm Solution. And this is a two-way connection allowing Encirca to transmit prescriptions back to Trimble in-cab devices to be accurately applied in fields.
Pioneer claims to be one of the first decision services providers to leverage wireless data transfer functionality, having previously established relationships with other major manufacturers; Trimble is the latest to link up with the service.
Pierre-Andre Rebeyrat, strategic marketing director, Trimble Agriculture Division, notes: “By integrating the Connected Farm solution with Encirca services, we are able to provide Encirca services users and their advisors with an easier way to view their field data so they can operate more efficiently and make better decisions based on that data.”
The Connected Farm solution – which works with in-cab displays, smartphones and mobile tablets – integrates data from all types of equipment, farm practices, crop types and farm sizes so growers can view field activities and other key farm information in one central location. The system provides real-time data in an online platform, which provides faster access to farmers for easier decision making.
Source: Trimble/DuPont Pioneer