Collaborative crop scouting tools for farm management
Farmers and crop advisors share a common goal of maximizing crop yield. They need to work together to make sure that all interventions are coordinated, which is where digital crop scouting tools come in handy. Farmers can use their mobile devices for farm management and to access information from the cloud, while crop advisors can use this data as well to create notes for future interventions. The instant sync feature ensures that changes made by one person will be updated on all other devices in real-time.
Although many communication channels already exist, there is a need to equip farmers with a dedicated crop scouting app to help increase productivity. Whether you scout the field or hire a crop scout to do it for you, a digital tool helps you keep things in order. We introduce a new set of features to our mobile app to help teams to manage plant protection in their fields. Farmers and crop advisors will now be able to increase their collaboration and communication with each other.
In the past, collaboration was only possible as part of Agrio’s Workgroup, which is intended for large groups of growers such as farming cooperatives. We made it possible for Agrio users to collaborate on a single field. Farmers and crop advisors can examine remote sensing insights, alerts, and information collected during the inspection process. Moreover, they can assign plant protection-related tasks to each other and coordinate interventions in a simple way.
Team members are notified once satellite scans, preventative suggestions, and recommendations are ready for review. Members can examine and analyze these inputs together and inspect the places in the fields that require attention. The scouting tasks can be assigned to the group members. Members are notified once the fields are scouted, and observations are uploaded to the system.
Scouting with your smartphone
In the field, inspectors can use our crop scouting app to create geotagged digital scouting reports. Agrio helps you to create notes and photos as you scout your field. Team members can see the observations collected, get updates on the parts of the fields inspected by other team members, and plan the scouting route accordingly. Discussions on the required interventions are becoming easier within the groups.
Team members can define tasks, such as trap checking and be notified once tasks are completed by other members. Pesticide applications, fertilization, irrigation operations, and other interventions can be quickly recorded using the field calendar. We use this information to send you reminders and let you know when we have insights on which interventions worked better. Use this tool to create experiments with different interventions and monitor their progress.
Collaboration and communication are essential for proper plant protection and farm management. We are excited to offer farmers and field inspectors our crop scouting app and look forward to progressing the field of agriculture together.