Seamless connection of software and hardware – Q & A

Are you interested in seamless connection of software and hardware? Please take a look at our answers to some questions about this topic. The questions and answers are linked to our webinar ‘Seamless connection of software and hardware’ June 8th.

Q: How much more effort is needed when using task files?

A: Not necessarily very much, but that depends on the type of work where task files are to be used. For example, seeding is something that can be done well in advance. In this case, part of the work can now be done earlier, and execution of seeding activities may be easier to organize at the time of execution.

Q: What if some field works are handed over for a contractor?

A: Task files may help this situation. With a task file a farmer can define how the field should be treated by adjusting dosages in site-specific manner. Task file also includes detailed instructions for the contractor – or for the machine, to be specific.

Q: What concrete benefits can a farmer get from using task files in cultivation practices?

A: From our perspective the greatest benefits are in site-specific tasks. Inputs can be allocated to the right places and thereby the effectivity of cultivation is increased. In addition to machine control, data collection during the work is one powerful advantage. Site-specific information about field activities is data that may be very much needed in future but impossible to collect afterwards.

Q: What kind of plans do you have to make farmers a more solid part of the food chain?

A: First of all, we are going to enhance our software by introducing tools for environmental impact assessment of cultivation actions. In this way it is possible to see, for example, the effects of tillage method from a new perspective. Further on, the same information could serve the consumers in form of enhanced product information.