Agriculture is one of the most important areas of human activity worldwide. As the population rises there is a need to increase the agricultural production. Present-day farm operations are becoming more and more business oriented. Farming is more than just producing of crops, it requires farmers and landowners to address profitability, fertility, conservation and tax issues to name just a few. Being a good producer is no longer good enough to remain in business. The key to becoming a successful farmer today is being a good producer as well as a good farm manager.
During the past years, sophisticated farm management systems have emerged to replace outdated complex and monolithic farm systems and software tools. The latest trend is operation of these management systems to operate over the Internet, so called cloud-based systems.
To have a complete farm management, a cloud-based farm management system Agrivi, helps farmers organize a whole farm-life, allocate resources and perform all farm activities. It deals with various strategies and methods to keep a farm productive, sustainable, resistant and profitable.
The main points of Agrivi farm management system are:
1. Knowledge base of best practice processes
To be successful, farmers need the skills to produce what the market wants and what satisfies consumers. A knowledge base of best practice processes with information about when and how to perform some activities in the field, pests treatments and their products and fertilizers enabling farmers to make informed decisions.
Farmer in soybean field
2. Real farm data
Agrivi farm management system enables you to collect, process and store all farm data in the form of information needed to carry out the operations functions of the farm (data of land use, inputs used, product price and input cost, their unit and total cost).
Farmer is spraying an apple orchard
Accurate personal records, along with financial and production data, will help farmers analyze the information and make the necessary adjustments to operating more efficiently, thus increasing profitability.
3. On –time information
In agriculture, farmers have multiple risks to deal with, such as weather conditions, diseases, demand, supply or market prices for their goods, which are often far beyond farmers’ direct influence. If adverse events occur, they must be traceable through the system and immediately visible in the farm management software (in real-time) to prevent further waste and damages. Scheduled and on-going activities, along with consumption of resources must be recorded and performance has to be measured on hourly and daily basis for every cost object employed and every activity triggered in farm’s ecosystem.
Mealybug on a plant
Progressive farmers today need an easy-to-use but extensive system for managing farm activities, operational planning, optimization of performed work on the fields and financials, with the ability to track costs on different crops or fields and monitor profits across the entire farming operation for easier processes and improved decision making.
With Agrivi system, farmer becomes equipped with a tool which puts all of his field work and paperwork under unified control simpler than ever.