While a regular launch pad shoots rockets into orbit, Launch Pad by Verge Ag sends farmer profits in the same direction. Like the first moon landing, Launch Pad is breaking new ground as the world’s first interactive software tool to aid farmers in planning seeding, spraying and harvest. Unlike other technology solutions for agriculture, Launch Pad aids in the cohesive movement of equipment in the field.
Path to Success
As some have learned the hard way, you don’t get far without a business plan, and the same applies to farm machinery. With that in mind, Launch Pad offers a set of customized path plans for your farm that eliminates unnecessary travel, helping customers analyze and optimize the movement of their agriculture machinery across the farm.
Given its ability to tweak track headings, number of tracks and working distance, Launch Pad helps farmers improve communication in the field and easily tackle fields with complicated obstacles. Some farmers even use the software to expand without having to buy new equipment or make sure that when upgrading, it’s the right equipment for their operation.
Launch Pad not only talks the talk, but walks the walk of sustainability. It reduces inputs and fuel consumption, reduces time in the field, increases harvestability, optimizes turn patterns, lessens soil compaction, boosts fleet management and optimizes erosion so the soil retains more nutrients. For ease of use, it easily integrates into modern day GPS systems and requires no extra hardware.
Though the product only launched last year, farmers are already raving about its impact. Many are saying they can’t operate without it, as the savings in time and money far outweigh the subscription cost based on the number of acres. Verge is currently working on creating price bundles to further improve the value for customers. Buyers also appreciate the flexibility of Launch Pad, which was developed to support farms of all sizes using any brand of equipment.
Can we talk?
When you have the best farm planning tool on the planet, there’s only one thing left to do: make it even better. Verge has big plans for its technology going forward, including optimizing fill and unload locations, soil compaction and erosion. Its ultimate aim is to get all machinery on the farm working as one coordinated unit. Think of it as a symphony in the field, with Launch Pad as the conductor. As combines and grain carts are working in the field, the operators of both combines and carts can be told when and where to unload for optimal efficiency. The result will be a well-oiled machine that aids farmers at every turn, and that should be music to the ears of all farmers.
The bottom line for your bottom line
Through Verge’s own testing and customer reviews, Launch Pad has proven itself. The technology has shown that by using its software to optimize machine paths and operational decisions, Launch Pad influences the overall cost of each activity and action made in the field. When equipment is at the right place, at the right time, it becomes more efficient and effective, improving a farmer’s return on investment during every stage of the production cycle. If that’s not enough to get your blood pumping, it might be time for a check up.
The Tech Direct Solution
Verge Ag is an AGvisorPRO Tech Direct partner. This means that any farmer with the AGvisorPRO app can connect to Verge in a face-to-face session for free. While there’s certainly no shortage of ways for farmers to digitally connect with the information they need, AGvisorPRO is unique. It connects farmers, industry, and independent expertise into one user-friendly app. This means farmers can find the advice they need easily, connect to the right people quickly, and get from question to answer faster.
To connect with Verge or any of our Tech Direct partners, consider downloading the AGvisorPRO app. If you want to see what AGvisorPRO can do for you, one of our knowledgeable team members would be happy to give you a walk-through. You can also download our app at AGvisorPRO.com or wherever you get your apps. With Verge and AGvisorPRO in your corner, when it comes to optimal farm planning, you will get the answers you need.