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One of the most difficult task facing growers today is the inability to collect the field data in a timely manner and make that data available to management. The field data can include:

  • Tracking hours worked,
  • Personnel assignment to different tasks,
  • Accuracy of task performed,
  • Tracking seed, produce, materials and equipment used,
  • Transportation, etc.
Thanks to RFID4U we now have complete visibility of what is going on out in the field. The system provides real-time dashboards and generates reports, that help us manage our operations more efficiently. For example, we can now create tasks for crews that automatically show up on their mobile devices as a prioritized task list. The crew members can see right away what job they were assigned and at which location, including directions to the site.Kent Funkouser, Crookham Company
RFID in Agriculture used for cotton tracking.

Solution Overview

We have developed the Grower Field Tracking and Reporting System (GTS), which provides a complete workflow management solution for crop growing and harvesting. The system addresses this issue by providing the capability to collect field data on the go, via an iOS or Android device, and send that data to the cloud. This data is then made available to anyone with an Internet browser and secure logons, and is represented in dashboards, Excel worksheets and PDF reports.

Hardware

RFID handhelds were deployed for mobile reading, certification and writing to tags.

RFID fixed reader portals were placed in strategic positions for inventory control.

Software

GTS consists of a Cloud based Home System (built on RFID4U’s TAGMATIKS Rapid RFID Deployment Platform) and mobile device (an iOS or Android) Task System.

The Cloud based Home System provides:

  • The overall management and control of the application,
  • The data repositories,
  • Dashboards and reporting.

The mobile Task System collects and manages three major types of field data, which include:

  • Task data (for field activities, e.g. planting, inspections, rogueing, harvesting, etc.)
  • Crews assigned to those tasks and
  • The accumulated man hours for each field.

In addition, the mobile system provides field location verification to make sure personnel is at the correct field and produces driving directions.

RFID in Agriculture utilizes Tagmatiks app with Detasseling Function.

GTS interfaces with the corporate systems to automatically download required field and crop data and to upload the collected data to the various business applications.

The Grower Field Tracking solution is based on our powerful and flexible TAGMATIKS Rapid RFID Deployment Platform. It is a cutting-edge enterprise, cloud-ready software platform that enables rapid deployment and integration of scalable, real-time visibility solutions, for enterprise asset management, inventory control, warehouse management, access control, apparel tracking, work-in-process tracking, re-usable assets tracking, campus tracking, construction management, security, anti-counterfeiting and other applications. Utilizing Microsoft BizTalk RFID framework, it is designed to provide a scalable, extensible platform for development, deployment, and management of RFID, barcode, GPS and sensor solutions.

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Benefits

  • The GTS provides a complete visibility of field operations for increased operational efficiency
  • Personnel task assignment and time tracking.
  • Inventory planning and tracking.
  • Quality control
  • Streamlined business process and increased production.
RFID in Agriculture can include task management, asset and inventory tracking.

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