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1 30 Years of Experience in Precision Agriculture With the arrival of Cloud computing and Big Data, many of our hopes and dreams for precision agriculture are now being realized. Howard Dahl, CEO of Amity Technology JANUARY 2015

2 Development of American Agriculture BY WILLARD COCHRANE (PG ) labor hours 2 HA 7 MT labor hours 2 HA labor hours of wheat 2 HA labor hours 1.2 HA Today 30 minutes.7 HA

3 Site Specific Farming History Accurate soil tests Accurate soil maps = site specific fertilization to address PH problems Variable rate placement of fertilizer Combine yield monitors Auto steer

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5 Weeds Traditional Weeds Deep-Banding Crop Plant Crop Plant Deep-Banding places fertilizer far from the weed and in the plant root zone

6 Root development greater when fertilizer is applied below the seed

7 Nitrogen at time of seeding

8 Technology Assessment Scope Global & Regional Eleven Technologies Three Crops No-Tillage Integrated Soil Fertility Management Organic Agriculture Precision Agriculture Crop Protection Drip Irrigation Sprinkler Irrigation Water Harvesting Drought Tolerance Heat Tolerance Nitrogen Use Efficiency

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10 The tools that will become the new standard of practice for farmers to manage non-conformances in Agriculture, Animal, Food production are here.

11 Reason for Optimism About Big Data and Internet of Things in Agriculture Exponential Digital Combinatorial

12 Big Data Cost of 1 GB of Storage $300,000 Today - $.02 SQL to No SQL allows the speedy selection of important data

13 Internet of Things 1 MB processor cost $100,000 in 1975 Today processing cost is almost free General Electric estimates 50 billion devices will be connected to the internet in 5 years

14 For 12 MT/HA corn yields, the average fertilizer cost per HA is $425

15 1,400 larger farmers in United States surveyed as to value of Precision Agriculture Adoption of precision agriculture practices in Cornbelt Benefits significantly greater Benefits slightly greater VRT for fertilizer Geo-referenced soil sampling Precision Guidance Yield monitor Map-based field scouting for weeds VRT for other crop inputs seeds Aerial/satellite field imaging

16 You cannot manage what you don t measure

17 Technologies creating excitement in the United States There are many more, but this gives you a preview.

18 1 ERP Process Management Software

19 Assess Record Plan Plan Farm ERP System & Data Repository Execute Purchase Organize

20 Core functions include: Planning and budgeting Purchasing and Inventory management Production and logistics management Harvest and distribution management Contracts, settlements and marketing

21 2Machine monitoring and status

22 Moisture Sensor Soil Information Weather Station Sensors provide data from fields

23 3 Performance Monitoring

24 The brains of the machine Simple, ruggedized black box gathers data from your machine Shares it quickly and easily via CAN bus or WiFi directly to the growers virtual terminal (VT) or ipad, or cell phones

25 4 Machine Alarms

26 Flow, Blockage, Depth Real time alarms

27 Soil Technologies

28 5 In Field N Analysis

29 Field-side soil nitrate analysis Fast results Accurate results

30 6 Compaction Mapping

31 Automated collection of up to 20 samples Push-button controls Cycle time: seconds Sample depth of 0 36 in Sample all types of soil including frozen ground Specially designed carbide-tipped auger to ease boring of soil and minimize ATV lift

32 7 Mobile Agronomy Lab

33 Soil sampling with GPS location of sample taken Machine communication Tag printing to the sample Nitrogen in field Compaction mapping

34 8 Moisture Sensors

35 The first multi-sensor probe in the world to automatically: Calculate root depth Calculate active root zone Separate moisture from conductivity

36 9 Weather, Forecast, Disease Prediction

37 Apply chemicals only when there is a disease or pest risk

38 10 On-site Testing for Animal Health and Food Safety

39 Animal Diagnostics: Sub-Clinical Mastitis

40 See mastitis consistently early with simple cellular diagnostic

41 Cellular test for listeria

42 Technologies creating excitement in the United States There are many more, but this gives you a preview.

43 30 Years of Experience in Precision Agriculture With the arrival of Cloud computing and Big Data, many of our hopes and dreams for precision agriculture are now being realized. Howard Dahl, CEO of Amity Technology JANUARY 2015

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