Article Summary: You’ve made the biggest (and we think, best) farming decision of your journey so far; you’ve decided to automate your farm management to achieve the ultimate pasture productivity. Go you! You’ve chosen Pasture.io’s Pio, an industry-leading app that, essentially, is a total decision support system, thanks to tailored machine learning and satellite and animal tracking technology. Informed grazing decisions equal higher farm profitability, which you’ll achieve with our app. Read on to see just how easy it is to get started!
You’ve made the biggest (and we think, best) farming decision of your journey so far; you’ve decided to automate your farm management to achieve the ultimate pasture productivity. Go you!
You’ve chosen Pasture.io’s Pio, an industry-leading app that, essentially, is a total decision support system, thanks to tailored machine learning and satellite and animal tracking technology.
Informed grazing decisions equal higher farm profitability, which you’ll achieve with our app.
So, what does getting started look like?
We’ve made it really easy. No drone mapping or tower plan and installation required.
Pasture.io’s dedicated Customer Success team is here to help you prep, plan, and get the most out of your pasture management app without fuss!
We aim to set you up like a pasture pro so you can farm with precision and adapt to the ever-changing world of agriculture and ag-inspired technology.
To understand our process, we’ve outlined it here:
Four easy steps to pasture productivity
Simply register your farm details here in three easy steps: Free Farm Setup at Pasture.io - Easy as 1, 2, 3! We’ll need:
Your contact details
Your farm details
An uploaded farm map if you have one. Or, we can do that later and help you create a paddock map together.
After that, we verify your phone and email.
Once we receive your farm application, a member from Pasture.io's sales team will reach out to qualify you as a contact. While our app is free to use with manual data, we do our best to ensure all our leads are genuine farmers looking to farm smarter!
With a sales qualification, we set up your farm with a paddock map so that you, the user, will either be using the free app or signing up to be a customer with the available AI and satellite-backed pasture readings. This can take a few hours and is usually completed within 24.
Once we receive confirmation of your farm set-up, and if you decide to move toward a paid subscription, we’ll send you an instant invoice.
Connect with your dedicated Account Manager and our satellites!
After receiving your confirmation and invoice payment, we will assign you an Account Manager from our Customer Success team. They’re available to meet you for onboarding at a time that’s convenient for you.
We hit ‘go’ on our satellites, connecting you to our network and allowing you to record paddock activities such as grazing and harvest events, fertiliser and spraying applications, and planting. At the same time, we wait for your pasture readings to flow.
Learn how to read and analyse your pasture data with our expert training
Once the app has begun to deliver the first of your pasture readings, your Account Manager will arrange a time to train you and your farm staff in using Pasture.io via one-on-one video call. We don't just want you to be able to ‘use’ the app; we want you to get the most out of it and maximise its’ wide range of benefits.
Customer success is at the forefront of everything we do. You’ll have support when it matters most, and we’ll check in with you regularly to ensure you’ve got your questions answered and the most up-to-date information to hand.
So, you're all set up on the Pasture.io app! Now what?
There’s so much you can do in the Pasture.io app:
Understand if you’ve met your target post-grazing residuals and know your leaf emergence rate.
Gain insights to make adaptations to your paddocks and grazing strategy.
How? Through real-time data collection. The more you use your app, the smarter it gets. But that’s not all:
Automate your pasture cover estimates.
No more counting and guesswork! Get your pasture measured while you’re busy farming.
Know where to graze and when, even if it’s wet or dark outside.
We also use the paddock boundaries to determine high-resolution weather maps and other spatial information such as soils, topography, and atmospheric conditions. This all feeds into the AI models and helps Pio understand the nuances of different paddocks. For example, a south-facing hilly paddock vs a paddock on the river flat.
Match pasture growth with growth rate demand.
Monitor the rate of growth in real-time on your app. Compare data. Know exactly what’s happening on the ground.
Set feed allocation targets and manage supplements.
Understand your herd’s feeding requirements while sticking to budgets and ensuring optimal health and condition through their diet.
Gain a birds-eye view of your farmland and herd.
Aid your precision farming efforts with daily satellite flyovers and weather updates.
View your farm’s live map on your phone at any time, from anywhere, for remote farming ease.
This means you don't have to be on the ground. You can be off-site or working on something else simultaneously, giving you greater autonomy and visibility.
Optimise your farm’s performance with pasture insights.
Make the decisions that bring in more money for less manual labour, focusing on improving quality and delivering the best results at all times. It’s like Total Quality Management for Farming. You’re welcome!
Delegate tasks to your team.
Another way we’re helping you to manage your farm remotely!
And so much more!
Your farm records will improve the algorithms, meaning the more you use the app, the more precise your outputs, making your decisions even easier!
Want to understand how you can do it and all our other automated features designed to make your farming life easier and more efficient? Contact your dedicated Account Manager today, or talk to our Customer Success team in our chat box to learn more.
Until we meet again, Happy farming!
- The Dedicated Team of Pasture.io, 2023-10-26