See more from this Session: General Resident Education: II
Tuesday, November 2, 2010: 3:15 PM
Long Beach Convention Center, Room 203C, Second Floor
Agri-Data Solution™ (ADS) is a web-based, commercially available, agronomic data storage system that allows growers to fully integrate farm data into a single management system. This fee-based system is established on a cloud computing (SAAS) model and is a joint- venture between J.R. Simplot Co. and Agri-Trend Data Inc. ADS is an interactive system that gives users access to multiple years of agronomic data on an individual field basis. Each field receives unique field ID that allows tracking of crop inputs. Features include field production planning, application of crop production inputs and history. Crop advisor’s can create field reports in the system giving growers immediate access to reports and recommendations. Automated weather data in easily accessible formats are available. Soil, plant tissue, feed, water and manure analysis can be automatically uploaded for long-term information storage and interpretation. Geo-referenced pictures are easily archived. The ability to capture and store harvest information by individual fields allows growers and crop advisors to maximize crop production. ADS is not a precision ag software but can store precision ag data. The platform is not an accounting system but will store accounting data from year-to-year. ADS is not a compliance system but will provide the necessary information to verify compliance. The system is also capable of carbon aggregation documentation; currently being used in Canada. ADS provides a data management platform, analysis and reporting tools to help determine the unit cost of production. J.R. Simplot Food Group has documented 100% of contracted potato production acres in the ADS platform to provide customers with the information they require for sustainability initiatives on crop nutrient and protection input usage on processed food items.