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SureHarvest Farming Management Information System

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Innovations in Orchard Irrigation Efficiency

Dr. Dan Sonke, SureHarvest

Dec. 16, 2009

SureHarvest

Farming Management Information System


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SureHarvest

Farming Management Information System

(Farming MIS)

What gets measured, gets managed.


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Everything is in one place.


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SureHarvest Farming MIS

Scouting, Sampling,

Food Safety

Labor and

Equipment

Management

Measure to Manage:

Pest and Nutrition

Management

Advanced Planning

Management & Field

Maintenance

To reduce costs, increase efficiencies

and improve quality with tools to

plan, schedule, track, analyze and report

on all farming activities

Soil and Water

Management

Contracts,

Harvest & Quality

Management


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SureHarvest Farming MIS

Soil and Water Management Module

• Irrigation & Fertigation Management

• Tillage & Cultivation

• Cover Cropping & Green Manures


SureHarvest Farming MIS

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Why use a farming management information system?

To provide useful analysis

to guide your

critical decisions

about water use.


SureHarvest Farming MIS

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1st step: Data Capture

Recording Irrigation Activities on a

Handheld Computer

• Accessible

• Accurate

• Real-time data


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Configured to

1)record irrigation events as

they happen in the field

2) verify work orders.


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Add a record:

Select the location

across entire ranch

or set of blocks or

subdivisions.


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Edit Details:

• Record runtime: auto-calculates

amount of water based on runtime,

irrigation system and plant spacing.

• Select water unit: gal/plant, inches or

total gallons applied.

• Record fertilizer applications and

rates.


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Review/Edit Record:

• Summary of the irrigation activity on one screen.

• Can easily edit for any changes that occurred.


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Synchronize to SureHarvest Farming MIS

database in multiple ways:

• directly to the desktop station

using cable or cradle

• wireless

• using a Smartphone in the field.


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Import data from

• Weather stations: CIMIS, Ranch Systems

• Irrigation monitoring systems: PureSense

•Any data logger


SureHarvest Farming MIS

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The second step: Data Analysis

With all your farming activities recorded in

one place, now you can analyze the effectiveness

of your irrigation program.


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Value:

Access to real-time data

to inform daily decisions

for efficient water use.


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To view an on-line demo:

www.sureharvest.com

Or call 1-831-477-7797

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