There's an ongoing predicament facing agriculture. We're tasked with producing food for our growing population, while at the same time there is a growing demand for a transition to sustainable practices. For many years, the balance between these two factors has leaned on the greater production side. Today, though, the demand for sustainable practices is driving consumer behavior and with it the market for agricultural products.
It's the farmers and growers who commit themselves to growing a quality product, using sustainable practices, who will survive in this new market. Putting those practices in place means adding the right tools to your farm's inventory.Sustainability isn't just a buzzword for "organic." It's so much more than that. With tools like FieldDataManager and BinManager, you can run a sustainable operation growing your current commodity. Processors and consumers are clamoring for products that are being grown using practices that preserve soil, water, and energy for future generations.
IntelliFarms has developed tools specifically to help growers run their operations more efficiently, leading to a better quality product produced at a more efficient cost.
With FieldDataManager, information from your field including soil temperature and rainfall information is at your fingertips, from planting through harvest.
- Temperature of soil in each field when planted
- When to irrigate and how much
- Record field events, such as when you sprayed a field and what the wind speed was
When your crop has been harvested, BinManager controls the quality of your grain and allows you to save money.
- Reduces energy costs by only calling for fans and/or heaters to run when productive air is present
- Helps you hit moisture targets and preserve quality
- Remotely monitor your grain, while also receiving important alerts from IntelliFarms
- Comply with state energy guidelines without purchasing extra equipment
IntelliFarms is committed to sustainability, and we are committed to working across agriculture to build a sustainable future in our industry. We've recently joined Field to Market: The Alliance for Sustainable Agriculture, a leading multi-stakeholder initiative working to unite the agricultural supply chain in defining, measuring and advancing the sustainability of food, fiber and fuel production in the United States.
You'll continue to hear more about our partnership with Field to Market and the efforts we are taking to grow the use of sustainable practices. Until then, I hope to hear more from you about how IntelliFarms can help make sustainability a permanent part of your inventory.