Exciting precision technology developments in Omnia unveiled at CropTec

Exciting precision technology developments in Omnia unveiled at CropTec

One 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 about to get easier than ever before!

Visit Hutchinsons at CropTec 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 now 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 will be 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.

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

“Available this autumn, these exciting developments within Omnia will offer real time benefits to users such as reduced operator data handling and time savings, thereby increasing efficiency,” adds Mr Wood.

TerraMap CropTec debut

In addition to this, there will be 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,” adds 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.

Visit the Hutchinsons stand at CropTec where Hutchinsons precision technology experts will be on hand to talk about any of these exciting and innovative developments.

You can read this update from Hutchinsons on TFF's AGVendor...

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Man fined £300 for bonfire-related waste offences

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Written by William Kellett from Agriland

A man has pleaded guilty at Newtownards Magistrates’ Court to waste offences relating to a bonfire next to the electrical sub-station on the Circular Road in Newtownards, Co. Down.

Gareth Gill (51) of Abbot’s Walk, Newtownards pleaded guilty to two charges under the Waste and Contaminated Land (Northern Ireland) Order 1997, for which he was fined £150 each and ordered to pay a £15 offender’s levy

On June 25, 2018, PSNI officers went to Gill’s yard, where they found a large amount of waste consisting of scrap wood, pallets, carpet and underlay.

Discussion with Northern Ireland Environment Agency (NIEA) officers confirmed the site...