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New products: CaseIH and AgDNA launch new ClearVu farm map viewing software

by Grain Central, 22 August 2018

After several years of planning, design and field-testing, ag machinery leader Case IH has combined map viewing software and farm management systems in a new product designed to assist farmers with the increasing complexities around running profitable and efficient farm businesses.

In response to a need the company saw within its customer base, cloud-based tool ClearVU is launching at the AgQuip field days,

The new farm management system has been developed through  partnership between Case IH and AgDNA.

“There are so many variables associated with agriculture, and a multitude of decisions farmers are faced with on a day-to-day, season-to-season basis.

The current drought is just one of the massive challenges being tackled by producers at the moment, and a stark example of why we as a company need to be doing all we can to help farmers with planning decisions and management strategies,” said Andrew Kissel, Product Manager Planting and Soil Management Equipment for Case IH Australia and New Zealand.

“ClearVU is a way for farmers to store a huge variety of information in one place, and at the touch of a button, they can combine to get a clear picture of the current state of the business, the impact of past decisions and where future opportunities lie.”

Financial information, machinery use and performance, weather charts, crop data, harvest records, and fixed/variable costs and income information are all readily available in a user-friendly portal. The portal supports a range of controller types and can be accessed from a variety of devices, including via a mobile app.

The user portal allows easy access to:

– Maps
– Charts, including crop types, recent rainfall, and weather forecasts
– Activities (the likes of seeding, harvesting and tillage can be displayed in chronological order)
– Activity calendar that allows the user to plot their movements chronologically and provides breakdowns of each task on a daily basis
– Weather information and forecasts
– Equipment data

Mr Kissell said ClearVU’s equipment functionality can track fuel levels, send guidance lines, prescriptions and offsets directly to machines from the map screen view machine metrics, and track alerts and service issues. This is in addition to offering the ability to interact with an individual piece of machinery in the field via the portal.

Activity plans allow the user to generate specific seeding, application and harvesting plans over an entire season, with the added ability of being able to carry over previous plans to future seasons; while a Farm Financials page is designed to help grower’s general financial reports and manage profit and loss across their farm throughout multiple seasons.

“ClearVU gives farmers the edge in successfully maintaining their farm and machinery data in a way that’s easy to navigate, visually appealing and incredibly simple to master,” Andrew said.

“This product has been a number of years in the making, including a rigorous round of field testing by stakeholders who understand what farmers need to maximise their business’ productivity.”

Source: CASE IH. People attending the AgQuip field days at Gunnedah this week (Aug 21-23) will have the opportunity to view live demonstrations of ClearVU at the Case IH stand at Site M-N/21-25.

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