Earlier this year, Precision Planting introduced FieldView Plus, giving growers the ability to sync planting data across multiple pieces of field equipment and multiple electronic devices. Now, automatic planter performance text alerts have been added to this cloud-based system.

“Growers need to know what’s happening with the planter, even when they’re not in the cab,” says Product Manager Doug Sauder. “With text alerts via FieldView Plus, they do. They can set alert thresholds for metrics like speed, singulation, spacing, ground contact and excess down force. With each pass, the data is analyzed and a notification is sent to the grower of any exceptions. Growers who are not in the cab all the time get the information they need to address issues before it’s too late.”

Sauder notes that the metrics and alert thresholds can be set and changed through the FieldView website at any time, and multiple phone numbers can be notified. “It’s easy to set up, easy to change and easy to keep your planting performance at the highest possible level.”

In 2013, FieldView Plus is a no-cost option for Precision Planting’s FieldView and SeedSense users. Full release is planned for the 2014 planting season as a subscription-based service.