Farm Works Software has introduced Pro 3/4, a new product for growers, co-ops, agronomy dealers, and custom applicators used in the office to provide critical analysis tools for multi-year yield averaging (also known as normalizing), profit/loss mapping, and entering formulas when creating prescription maps for variable rate application.
With normalizing yield data, multiple years can be averaged to discover consistently high-yielding and low-yielding areas. Users can select any combination of crop and/or year for the normalizing, excluding abnormal years, in order to visualize history zones in each field.
The profit/loss mapping in Pro creates a layer for each crop enterprise year and integrates financial information with precision maps. For example, a user can view a profit map based on seed variety and variable rate application maps, along with yield.
Costs can be manually entered for each input with the Trac and Site office software (programs that offer field records and mapping/GIS). When the Funds module (an integrated grower level accounting program) is used with Pro, true input costs from the checkbook will flow into the profit/loss map. This offers increased financial accuracy with significantly less work.
Farm Works Pro retails for $400. The Farm Works Trac and Site office software are required modules of Pro.
For more information see http://www.farmworks.com/.