FieldWatch Expands SeedFieldCheck to New States
FieldWatch, Inc., a non-profit company that promotes improved communication and stewardship among crop producers, beekeepers and pesticide applicators, announces the expansion of its SeedFieldCheck™ registry into new states for the 2023 growing season.
This year, SeedFieldCheck (SFC) will be expanding to three new states: Minnesota, Ohio, and Wisconsin. SFC integrates into the existing FieldWatch crop and apiary registry and enables seed companies to communicate the location and presence of seed field workers more effectively to pesticide applicators. In 2020, FieldWatch launched the SeedFieldCheck pilot program in Iowa, in partnership with the Iowa Seed Association and Iowa Agricultural Aviation Association.
SeedFieldCheck enables seed companies to register the locations of their field crews daily. Field managers mark registered fields as “planned” or “occupied” to alert pesticide applicators when there will be crews in the area. The information is available in near real-time, allowing seed companies the ability to edit and update plans quickly, replacing the endless circulation of emails and paper or electronic maps to targeted applicators.
“FieldWatch is proud to be a trusted partner in facilitating communication across agriculture,” said Bob Walters, CEO, FieldWatch. “Following SeedFieldCheck’s successful pilot launch in Iowa, we’re excited for even more member states to benefit from our innovative mapping tools.”
Over the past 14 years, the national FieldWatch registry has helped foster stewardship and communication, becoming a source of trusted data across the ag value chain. The FieldWatch registries include DriftWatch® Specialty Crop Site Registry, BeeCheck® Apiary Registry, CropCheck® Row Crop Registry, and FieldCheck®.
These free mapping tools can be easily integrated into many technology platforms used in agriculture and enable crop producers, beekeepers, and pesticide applicators to work together to protect field workers, specialty crops and apiaries. Learn more about SeedFieldCheck at www.fieldwatch.com/seedfieldcheckinfo/.