Tue, Aug 2, 2016
1:00pm to 1:40pm
Regulatory compliance in agricultural field operations is a growing burden for growers, who have to juggle an increasing number of Federal, state, and local regulations, as well as partner-imposed protocols, in their everyday operations. It’s becoming increasingly likely for a grower to unknowingly find themselves out of compliance with a regulation, despite their best stewardship efforts.
This talk presents the concept (and examples) of “OK to Spray” (and more generally, “OK to Apply” and “OK to Proceed”). This ongoing work emerges from AgGateway’s SPADE project as a proposal for the industry to standardize how to represent compliance-checking data in field operations.
The goal is to make it easier for growers and other industry participants to communicate and understand when a field operation can happen, by determining repeatedly, as necessary during product (or service) application planning, preparation, and execution, whether there are any conditions that should prevent the field operation from taking place.