Breaking down the FieldView™ Platform: 3 tools to maximize return on every acre
August 27, 2021
Whether you’re farming canola on Alberta’s open prairie, corn in Southern Ontario or soybeans in La Belle Province, no two fields are ever alike. From soil conditions to weather and rain patterns, elevation to topographical features like hills and valleys, everything has an imprint on what makes a field unique. The only similarity fields share is how well their nooks and crannies are known by the farmers who plant, spray and harvest them.
Interestingly, it’s these factors that make Climate FieldView such a valuable tool for modern farming. In the past, every farmer would have binders overflowing with notes or notebooks filled with scribbles about everything from historical rain levels to spray volumes, acre by acre.
Now, with Climate FieldView, farmers have one go-to location for collecting and storing all that field data on-the-go. Think of it as a repository for organizing the endless field knowledge each farmer holds in the brains (and binders). Let’s take a look at three Climate FieldView applications, to learn how they’re helping Canadian farmers maximize their return on every acre.
1. The FieldView Cab App
How do farmers view much of their world? Through the cab of a tractor, sprayer or combine. By installing the FieldView Cab App on an iPad, farmers can instantly capture as applied field data, quickly take note of what they see cruising around in-field, and store the data directly into FieldView for future reference.
This app is especially handy for mapping trials. Farmers can capture the results via the FieldView Drive, an in-cab Bluetooth®-enabled hardware device that plugs straight into a CAN diagnostic port. The data is then displayed on their iPad as they pass through their fields.
2. Climate FieldView App
The backbone of the Climate FieldView system. The full FieldView app loaded onto a tablet or smart phone allows farmers to take advantage of a full suite of tools to analyze field performance. From studying field performance by hybrid or soil type, to analyzing fields by region, or comparing field maps side-by-side, the app lets farmers monitor crop stages, perform scouting tasks and more, with unprecedented ease. (Goodbye notebook and pencil!)
Another great feature laid out by the Climate FieldView app is its ability to help stop problems around the farm, before they start. Thanks to a proprietary process, the app delivers consistent, high-quality satellite images that can be used to identify in-season challenges caused by weather, pests, etc., all at a real-time glance.
The Climate FieldView app is also where the team that a farmer works with can see the layers, drop pins and add notes when scouting. The farmer allows that team to view the farm or field through the sharing function.
3. FieldView Web
Finally, we come to FieldView Web, FieldView’s interactive website. Growers with a subscription to FieldView can access this powerful tool that brings all the above together in one place. The website pulls in data collected in-field via the Drive or data inbox tool, then lays it all out in an easy-to-read format that makes everything from field-scripting, to sharing data with agronomic partners and experts a breeze. In fact, field-scripting is where the web app truly shines by giving farmers the option to create scripts for optimizing inputs on every section, of every acre.
(Learn more about field scripting on the FieldView site.)
As you can see, Climate FieldView is a powerful tool for farmers everywhere. This leads us to one final point, another area in which all farmers are similar—their desire to maximize ROI for all their hard work. Thankfully, Climate FieldView offers a number of partners to make sure they get ‘er done season after season, wherever that season is taking place.