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Fusionware Announces John Deere Integration To Optimize Farming Operations
Fusionware, a leading end-to-end ‘cloud-based’ supply chain platform, announces integration with John Deere Operation Center precision ag, data management software. The new connection further empowers Fusionware users with increased ability to optimize on and off-farm operations.

With this new API integration, Fusionware simplifies data acquisition for farm managers, agronomists, and data analysts. This new integration enables Fusionware to sync on-farm data seamlessly. Regarding machine assets, Fusionware can easily track data from the John Deere Operation Center for total run-time, idle time, and location. For precision ag metrics, this data includes acres planted by field, seed spacing, and harvest data that syncs John Deere’s data sets directly with Fusionware.

Fusionware’s focus since 2020 has been to optimize the entire farming operation by minimizing duplicate input into multiple systems.

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Wilbur-Ellis Partners With Guardian Agriculture To Bring Autonomous Aerial Application To Growers

Guardian Agriculture secured a multi-million-dollar partnership with Wilbur-Ellis.

Guardian Ag’s fully-electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) aircraft system can safely and securely deliver precision application of crop protection in a fraction of the time and cost. The autonomous aircraft can carry multi-hundred-pound payloads and address a wide range of application spray volumes and application needs for growers. With four six-foot propellers and an overall 15-foot aircraft width, the eVTOL system efficiently covers 40 acres per hour of full-field crop protection to the grower.

Designed and manufactured in the U.S. and combining an autonomous aircraft, a ground station supercharger, and software generating domestically stored data, the eVTOL systems offer on-target application to fields when and where necessary. Using industry standard nozzles, pressure, droplet sizes, and application volumes, Guardian’s eVTOL aircraft systems are one of the safest and most cost-effective methods to deliver full-field application.

With in-flight monitoring, measurement, and data collection capabilities, application variables are collected in real-time, including wind speed, temperature, obstructions, and more. Coupled with pre-planned flight plans, designated spray boundaries and spray rates, Guardian’s systems will significantly reduce application errors by providing superior spray quality with reduced environmental and economic risk impacts.
Additionally, eVTOL systems are 100 percent electric and capable of reducing emissions by millions of pounds annually when compared to traditional application methods.

Guardian’s regulatory approval process is well under way, with commercialization and availability to growers occurring in 2023. and

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Trimble’s New Displays Provide Next-Generation Performance, Connectivity For In-Field Operations

Trimble introduced its next-generation displays for precision agriculture applications—the Trimble GFX-1060 and GFX-1260 displays. Trimble’s portfolio of innovative displays enables farmers to complete in-field operations quickly and efficiently while also mapping and monitoring field information in real time with precision.

Featuring an Android-based operating system and enhanced processing power for controlling and executing in-field work, the GFX-1060 is a 10-inch (25.6 centimeters) display and the new flagship GFX-1260 is a 12-inch (30.5 centimeters) display. Both are compatible with the Trimble NAV-500 and NAV-900 Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) guidance controllers. When paired with the NAV-900, farmers can achieve increased accuracy out of the box by leveraging Trimble’s leading CenterPoint RTX correction service, which is included for the first year. CenterPoint RTX delivers up to 1-inch (2.5 centimeters) accuracy and provides an easy way to experience the robust, repeatable results to reduce overlap, input costs and fuel, which can positively impact a farmer’s bottom line and drive sustainability.

The high-resolution touchscreen displays are ideal systems for farmers with a mixed fleet and are compatible with over 10,000 vehicle models across more than 40 equipment brands. The displays are ISOBUS-compatible, which allows one display or terminal to control ISOBUS implements, regardless of manufacturer. It standardizes the control settings, reduces downtime and minimizes installation and interface challenges, simplifying data exchange and machine control.

With more power, speed and reliability, these displays enable farmers to easily set up and configure their equipment through Trimble’s Precision-IQ field software, including manual guidance, assisted and automated steering, application controls, mapping and data logging, equipment profiles as well as camera feeds from attached inputs and other internet-based apps. Combined, these features make it easier for farmers to manage complex workflows by adding accuracy and efficiency across operations, and can save time and increase productivity. In addition, farmers and operators can quickly and easily share data across the farm.