Case IH AFS Software Offers More Functionality & Capacity Than Ever Before
21 Aug 2012
RACINE, Wis. — Case IH Advanced Farming Systems® (AFS) software is
new and improved, offering more functionality and capacity to help producers
farm more efficiently. Case IH worked with Farm Works® information management
solutions to create this industry-leading software, which gives Case IH
customers access to a complete range of desktop solutions for their farm
“This software provides Case IH customers with the ability to mark field maps
with lagoons, highways or other obstacles; create yield maps to track yields and
manage guidance lines; and develop prescriptions based on those yields. And
that’s just a sampling of what it can do,” says Trevor Mecham, Case IH Advanced
Farming Systems Marketing Manager.
AFS View allows producers to view and track their data with a customized list
of farms and fields, which can then be shared with precision farming devices for
data management. AFS View can also be used to build a list of clients, farms,
field names and inputs, such as supplies, equipment and operators.
Data can be received from a wide variety of precision farming devices, and
the program can display and print yield maps, as-applied maps, coverage maps and
more. The program can create, view and print job summary reports with details on
individual jobs and can be upgraded for additional field reporting, accounting
and mapping analysis.
AFS Mapping & Records
AFS Mapping & Records provides a field record-keeping, mapping and
analysis solution to help growers make better management decisions about yield
data, soil types, soil test results and hybrids.
Using this section of the software, producers can enter field records for
restricted-use chemicals, fertilizer applications and equipment maintenance.
That data can then be used to generate simple, yet detailed, enterprise
statements to track profitability on a field-by-field basis.
The new version of AFS Mapping & Records offers several new features:
- Complete field records, including manual record entry
costing and statements
- Accurate profit-mapping
- Map importing that
automatically creates job-based field records
- Yield reconciliation by
- Crop purchaser delivery tickets reconciled with yield
- Radio data
system (RDS) yield compatibility
- Yara sensor terminal support, including
variable-rate application plans
AFS Books integrates all farm financial records for easy product-cost
comparisons, enabling producers to make more informed decisions to improve farm
profitability. The software can then provide detailed enterprise statements for
fields, livestock groups and equipment, allowing producers to easily compare the
cost of production for each enterprise.
The software offers an automated inventory tracking process for supplies,
planted crops and harvested crops, too. Adjusting accounting entries is quick
and simple. An interactive account register allows users to edit transactions
while still maintaining a full audit trail. The program easily generates cash
reports for taxes, market value and budgets for bankers while maintaining
accrual reports for producers’ management use.
AFS Water Control
AFS Water Control helps producers identify optimal placement of tile and
surface drains in both surface and subsurface water management projects. The
potential for higher crop yields increases when fields drain properly.
This analysis and design tool combines three-dimensional views and water flow
analysis tools to determine where surface ditches or subsurface tile lines
should be installed. Drawing tools help producers draw the lines right over
topographical field maps on-screen. Users can lay out and design drainage tile
by size, pipe type and phase and can then enter the minimum and maximum depth
and optimum grade for each. The software also can help determine various
watershed zones in fields to assist with main, submain and lateral pipe
For more information, visit your local Case IH
dealer or www.caseih.com.
Case IH is a global leader in agricultural equipment, committed to
collaborating with its customers to develop the most powerful, productive,
reliable equipment – designed to meet today’s agricultural challenges.
Challenges like feeding an expanding global population on less land, meeting
ever-changing government regulations and managing input costs. With headquarters
in the United States, Case IH has a network of dealers and distributors that
operates in over 160 countries. Case IH provides agricultural equipment systems,
flexible financial service offerings and parts and service support for
professional farmers and commercial operators through a dedicated network of
professional dealers and distributors. Productivity enhancing products include
tractors; combines and harvesters; hay and forage equipment; tillage tools;
planting and seeding systems; sprayers and applicators; site-specific farming
tools and utility vehicles. Case IH is a brand of CNH (NYSE: CNH), a
majority-owned subsidiary of Fiat Industrial S.p.A. (FI.MI).
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