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Text alerts notify growers of planting problems

04/22/2013 @ 10:09am

Precision Planting's FieldView Plus gives growers the ability to sync planting data across multiple pieces of field equipment as well as electronic devices. A recent addition now alerts growers to performance problems even when they're not in the cab.

“Growers need to know what’s happening with the planter, even when they’re not in the cab,” says product manager Doug Sauder. “With text alerts via FieldView Plus, they do. They can set alert thresholds for metrics like speed, singulation, spacing, ground contact, and excess downforce. With each pass, the data is analyzed and a notification is sent to the grower about any exceptions. Growers who are not in the cab all the time get the information they need to address issues before it’s too late.”

Metrics and alert thresholds can be set and changed through the FieldView website at any time, and multiple phone numbers can be notified. “It’s easy to set up, easy to change, and easy to keep your planting performance at the highest possible level," notes Sauder.

For Precision Planting’s FieldView and SeedSense users, FieldView Plus is a no-cost option for 2013. Full release is planned for the 2014 planting season as a subscription-based service.

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