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Exciting precision technology developments at LAMMA – Agronomist & Arable Farmer – Oliver Wood

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ConnectOne of the main sticking points with precision farming has always been moving data from one system or machine to another one.

However, with the Omnia Precision Agronomy system this is now easier than ever before!

Visit Hutchinsons at LAMMA to hear how exciting collaborations with leading machinery and data management systems such as Claas, Väderstad and Muddy Boots, has resulted in much improved streamlined data connection.

“For some time we have been working closely with our industry colleagues to look at how to connect systems together to transfer data using modern cloud computer systems, which means that the user doesn’t have to handle any data”, says Oliver Wood, Hutchinsons precision technology manager.

“We are delighted that we are in a position to be able to offer this not just through one, but three, different systems.”

The new connectivity agreements mean that Omnia users are able to generate a seamless flow of data from the Class telematics system straight into Omnia. Field boundaries can be shared between the two systems and yield maps will be automatically sent to and processed by the OmniaHub system.

“This is a real step forward for users as it will allow then to make management decisions we soon as the crop is harvested,” highlights Mr Wood.

It is also possible to use the Omnia Connect app with Väderstad E Services drills. Variable rate drilling plans that have been generated in Omnia, or in any other third party system, can be seamlessly transferred to the Connect app which is connected to a Väderstad drill.

Muddy Boots users can also seamlessly transfer field and cropping information and field maps between GLGM and Omnia. Information can be changed in one system and it is then automatically passed to the other, making users more efficient, as this facility removes double data entry.

“These exciting developments within Omnia offer real time benefits to users such as reduced operator data handling and time savings, thereby increasing efficiency,” says Mr Wood.

 

Terra Map on display at LAMMA

TerraMap LAMMA debut

In addition to this, visitors to Hutchinsons at LAMMA will have access to the ground breaking TerraMap soil scanning system which revolutionises the way in which soil nutrient mapping is currently undertaken in the UK – setting a new standard for accuracy in precision agriculture.

“With such a growing level of interest in soils, the availability of TerraMap comes at the perfect timing for farmers that are looking for that next level of accuracy in understanding their soils – which has not previously been possible,” says Mr Wood.

“It does this by using gamma-ray detection technology that delivers resolutions of over 800 points/ha, providing high definition mapping of all common nutrient properties, pH, soil texture, organic matter and CEC as well as elevation and plant available water.”

“The significance of this methodology is that it is not affected by soil moisture, compaction, crop cover or cultivation state.”

He explains that the results from TerraMap are used to create maps within the Hutchinsons Omnia system which can then be overlaid with additional field information such as black-grass, yields and so on, to create the most accurate, consistent and detailed variable rate plans.

We welcome visitors to our stand during LAMMA to talk to our precision technology experts about these exciting and innovative developments. Hutchinsons agronomists will also be on hand to discuss how these tools play a key role of in integrated agronomy programme that’s easy to use and implement on farm.