VeriGrain has made some updates to their grain inventory product, since the last in-person trade show, including an update to the VeriGrain app.
“We really made it easy for growers to take grain samples, track those samples, with the goal of getting a more representative sample and to be able to share and manage that information,” says Ken Jackson, CEO of VeriGrain.
The big updates on the app incorporates the use of a very simple and effective sampling tool: a scoop-on-a-stick.
“Your phone beeps and vibrates when it’s time to take a sample,” says Jackson, “So the information that you put into the app based on the size of the sample container and the volume you’re sampling, determines the sampling interval.”
If you want to level up to the fully automated system, Jackson says that VeriGrain’s intake sample extractor module can mount on the intake of a swing auger or conveyor, as opposed to the original module that goes on the discharge.
The third change to the app is that VeriGrain has opened up their lab portal, which will connect producers to labs and test results will automatically connect to the specific grain record.
As far as connectivity concerns, the app works offline all the time, and when the phone does connect to the internet again, the app will sync up with other farm users.
In the interview below, Kara Oosterhuis connected with Jackson at Western Canadian Crop Production Show in Saskatoon, Sask.: