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David Sparks Ph.d Proagrica plug-in
by David Sparks Ph.d, click here for bio

Program: Line on Agriculture
Date: February 28, 2017

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Farming from your laptop. The increasing amount of technology, and by that I mean databases from all kinds of companies sharing information with each other as well as with you and your farms databases, means greater efficiency, profitability and sustainability. Matt Bradford, Gen. Manager of DTN: "Our point of view was that there is probably not just one company that can solve all decision-making problems so what we did was work with Farm Link putting all those pieces together will allow you to make some pretty good decisions around what yielded is going to look like and ultimately how it drives profitability.”

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A company named Proagrica has announced that they have developed an ADAPT plug-in which enables traditionally disparate software systems to share data seamlessly, ensuring farmers and their advisors have the information they need to perform their operations more efficiently. 

Nick Evans, of Proagrica comments: “This development represents a huge step forward for the interoperability of diverse systems within the agricultural community and we believe signifies the start of a revolution in the delivery of Evidence-Based Production”.

Proagrica’s plug-in follows the recently released Agricultural Data Application Programming Toolkit (ADAPT) from AgGateway, a non-profit consortium of businesses serving the agriculture industry, with a mission to promote, enable and expand e-business in agriculture. Proagrica have been a long standing and active member bringing to bear their global expertise in decision support within the agriculture sector.

“This plug-in is aimed to simplify integration with the machinery sector and it builds upon our expertise integrating more than 40 current types of machinery ”, continues Mr Evans, “we believe that this along with our combination of industry agnostic data sources will be the catalyst for the development of many decision support tools which will have the ability to create opportunity for all farmers, suppliers and processors to increase efficiency and productivity to meet the growing challenges faced by the industry”.  

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