SPADE: Access the new AgGateway Extensions to ISO 11783 Part 10 here. (Documentation that fills a critical gap in providing data exchange between diverse devices and systems used by farmers for seeding operations.)
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Seed Connectivity (SC-II)
AgGateway has hired Nancy Appelquist, Director of Operations at Entira to be the Seed Connectivity II Project Manager. She will report to the SCII Project Governing Board Chair Greg Erler of Monsanto and to Wendy Smith, AgGateway Executive Vice President/COO. A total of 22 companies are involved with the SC-II project. See SC-II Project page.
Crop Nutrient Connectivity (CNC-II)
The CNC-II project builds on considerable success achieved through previous work, including eConnectivity for contracts, ordering, shipping and invoicing, which is complete among several distributors and manufacturers. Ten companies are now involved in Phase II. See the CNC-II Project page.
Precision Ag Irrigation Leadership (PAIL)
AgGateway’s Precision Ag Council and the Northwest Energy Efficiency Alliance are co-sponsoring this cross-industry project that will help growers better manage water and energy use by integrating weather, soil, crop and other data from various hardware and software programs. The PAIL Project will improve irrigation by developing “a common set of data standards and protocols used across the ag industry,” said Terry Schlitz, PAIL Project chairperson. See the PAIL Project page.
Standardized Precision Ag Data Exchange (SPADE)
SPADE is addressing the problem of moving data from machine systems to farm management information systems (FMIS) and to other FMIS, so the farmer and ag retailer can improve decision-making and improve productivity. Participants have made great progress since the work began. A dedicated, cross-industry group is working on SPADE, including equipment manufacturers, ag input manufacturers, ag retailers and software companies. More than 30 companies are contributing to the SPADE project.
Several standards coming out of the project are nearly ready for publication and for use by the ag industry. The team's initial focus was on planting operations. The current focus – harvest and crop care – is nearing completion. They have also developed standard data exchange mechanisms (application programing interfaces) and the data elements needed for information to be moved.
See the SPADE Project page.
Crop Protection Canada Connectivity (CPCC)
With 10 companies participating, this project targeted at the crop protection business in Canada is slated to run through December 2015. See the CPCC Project page.
Tonnage Reporting (TRP)
After a successful pilot, AgGateway has closed this project so that it can be continued by the fertilizer industry. There is widespread agreement to the goal of paperless tonnage reporting by the end of 2016! The new Paperless Tonnage Reporting Project has begun a 3.5-year nationwide initiative for full implementation. The project is a collaborative effort among the Association of American Plant Food Control Officials (AAPFCO), The Fertilizer Institute (TFI), the Agricultural Retailers Association (ARA) and AgGateway. See www.FertTon.com.
Auto Identification Data Capture (AIDC)
AIDC includes technologies such as bar codes, Radio Frequency Identification, magnetic strips, and smart cards. Given its benefits, a new task force is working to define what type of AIDC project AgGateway members desire (e.g., guidelines, implementation, etc.), creating a charter for that project, and getting approval by the various councils interested. See the AIDC page.