Amazone will work with FieldView, Bayer’s digital agriculture platform, to further promote and simplify the adoption of smart farming systems.
The collaboration will create a link between the digital platform and Amazone’s precision farming equipment, enabling the easy capture of agronomic parameters.
Basic compatibility between Amazone sprayers and the FieldView platform has already been in place, and the two companies have worked together to provide different application rates on the left and right sides of fertiliser spreaders.
More recently, the partners have developed a system to work with drills that apply seed, fertiliser and other inputs simultaneously. This new update will enable data from all three applications to be captured.
Both Amazone and Bayer hope that the collaboration will not only provide seamless data capture and storage but will also help growers make better decisions every day, including prioritising fields for scouting, early detection of problems and end-of-season maturity monitoring. In addition to this, detailed sub-plot and trial evaluations will be possible, as well as analysis of individual input performance.
Christine Brunel-Ligneau, Digital Farming Solutions EMEA, said: “It is an exciting and pivotal time for innovation in agriculture. We are rising to the challenges and at Bayer we are focused on providing farmers with holistic solutions based on scientific knowledge. To meet the needs of our customers, we work closely with leading industry partners to enable data collection and sharing between diverse platforms. We are passionate about helping our farmers use modern tools and skills to help their crops, rural areas and the environment thrive.”
For the future, the companies are looking to capture additional data, as well as increase the level of precision. This includes captured weather data from Amazone machines, which can improve decision making during operation and afterwards.
Gregor Bensmann, Product Manager Smart Farming, added: “The provision of further objective, machine-generated data layers will increasingly be the basis for decisions of agricultural businesses. The compatibility between our machines and systems such as FieldView enables our customers, through simplified access to the data, to identify additional optimisation potential in their operations and adapt processes accordingly.
“Access to further sensor data from our innovative Amazone machines thus contributes even more to increasing the efficiency and effectiveness of agriculture. What’s more, the data already underpins the enormous progress that have been made thanks to precision agriculture.”