Overview

SPADE: Making Data Sharing & Interoperability a Reality for Precision Agriculture

Formed in 2012, the Standardized Precision Ag Data Exchange (SPADE) Project is a collaboration among agricultural suppliers of hardware, software, inputs, services, implements and vehicles for improved data exchange and interoperability. It targets farm operations of seeding, tillage, fertilizing, spraying and harvest to maximize the value of precision agriculture through seamless and transparent data exchange.

eConnectivity

SPADE’s vision for data flow in precision agriculture. Reference data helps ensure things have the same meaning for all participants.

SPADE seeks to:

  • Establish a framework of standards to simplify mixed-fleet field operations, regulatory compliance, crop insurance reporting, traceability, sustainability assessment and field or crop-scale revenue management.
  • Allow seamless data exchange between hardware systems and software applications that collect field data across farming operations. 
  • Make it easier for growers to share data with their trusted advisors, suppliers, and other value partners, who often use different system components
  • Lower the cost of entry for growers and ag retailers who want to use precision ag, through transparent data exchange and interoperability.

SPADE will enable growers and agri-businesses to achieve:

  • Simplified data access, maintenance and recall with less hassle
  • Enhanced yield through simplified practice of site-specific operations
  • Improved net revenue performance with measureable results.
SPADE3 Status: We are currently in the 3rd phase of the SPADE Project (SPADE3). The team is working to complete the 3rd phase of development. SPADE teams have documented the following field operations: Planting, Harvest (Mechanical & Non-Mechanical), and Crop Protection. Work continues for CART (grain movement), Crop Nutrition, Reference Data API, Regulator Reporting, Scouting, and WAVE (Telematics).  Implementation Guidelines are critical for the success of the SPADE work and this area will be a key focus area throughout the completion of the project.

For more information and to get involved: Contact Jim Wilson at Jim.Wilson at AgGateway.org or +1 816-516-8847.

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Project Manager
Jim Wilson, AgGateway, Inc.

Member Companies
Aaron Ault (Purdue/OADA)
Ag Connections
Ag Leader
AGCO Corporation
AgIntegrated, Inc.
Andrew Balmos (Purdue/OADA)
BASF
Bayer CropScience
Charles Hillyer (Texas A&M)
CLAAS
CNH Industrial
Conservis
Crop IMS
Digi-Star
DTN
F4F Agriculture
Farmobile
GROWMARK
Heartland Cooperative
Insero
John Deere
Land O'Lakes
Mapshots
OAGi
Praxidyn
ProAg
Raven Industries
Software Solutions Integrated
SST Software
Syngenta
TopCon Agriculture
Trimble
Vita Plus
XS Inc
Wysocki
ZedX, Inc.

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