Less cultivating equipment required by combining field and machine data


09 September 2020
Less cultivating equipment required by combining field and machine data

AVR has further developed its technology platform for data collection by collaborating with Dacom Farm Intelligence.

It’s now possible for parcel data to be linked to the machine data, which results in a more comprehensive overview. The objective is to reduce the cultivation costs and contribute to a sustainable food production using targeted recommendations originating from secure links between AVR Connect and the Dacom* Cloudfarm application.

From now on, AVR Connect can easily be used to create a secure link to the Dacom Cloudfarm package (provided that the farmer is subscribed to Dacom Cloudfarm). The AVR machine data can automatically be transferred to Cloudfarm, and the field data can automatically be read in by AVR Connect.

During harvesting, the following data is logged:

•             The current fuel consumption

•             The yield

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•             The number of planted potatoes per square meter

•             The registered location data and the totals are wirelessly available in AVR Connect.

Using this link, fields can be synchronized between both platforms, and yield and other machine data of the connected AVR harvesters can be forwarded to Dacom (e.g. for visualizing yield cards within Dacom).

When a connection is made, these data are automatically sent to Dacom Cloudfarm.

Jacob van den Borne, a farmer from Reusel (The Netherlands), is one of the driving forces behind this link. “When harvesting, I do not have time to manually enter the data originating from our AVR Pumas. As the data is now automatically collected by AVR Connect and Cloudfarm, I can closely monitor the differences within the parcel. I mainly check whether the yield data corresponds to other growing season data and the previously taken precision measures,” he said.

AVR’s IOT Manager Koen Uyttenhove said these kind of collaborations are crucial if an overall picture is to be presented and enable growers to see the full benefits of the linked data.

This package is available as an option on the AVR Puma 3, Puma 4.0 and Ceres 440 or 450.