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ISO Farm Research

On farm research - smart and secure

Climate change, Farm-to-Fork, Smart farming, variable rate applications, biologicals - agriculture is becoming more interesting and more complex. What we need is more knowledge about site-specific conditions and tailored solutions and calibrations. 

What we need is more practical farming trials - on farm research. In the future, proper on farm research will be the key to understand new production ideas and for knowledge-based decision making.

But on farm research itself is complex and hard to bring into operations. Field trials are difficult to integrate into everyday work, and proper data management is a major challenge, making trials prone to error. We need an easy-to-use, powerful and secure system to better integrate collected field information with existing machine characteristics.

For this reason, AMAZONE, EXAgT, EXA Computing, geo-konzept, Hanse-Agro, the FH Kiel and the startup AgDoIT have developed the ISO Farm Research concept: a novel and innovative digital system that automates and simplifies field trials (On Farm Research, OFR) based on agricultural data and the ISOBUS standard. ISO Farm Research combines all farm agronomic data into one data pool to create a holistic picture of the farm including FMIS data, soil information and agrotechnical measures. Machine learning is used to automatically create an ideal trial design.

Trials and measurements are consistently verified to field trial standards. ISO Farm Research is vendor neutral and allows integration of existing mix fleets and automation with ISOBUS to ensure accurate placement and trial layout. Machine characteristics are taken into account and each bonit is accurately pre-planned. Drones and sensors can also be used to perform geo-referenced assessments, as well as import crop data and yield mapping from various sources. All trial data is consolidated centrally and evaluated smartly, and can be viewed at any time via app and shared with partners.

The ISO Farm research concept

  • Automated operation specific trial design
  • Realization with own machinery
  • Standardized with ISOBUS
  • Less effort - more results
  • High quality and plausible results


  • ISO Farm Research will be a secure and user-friendly tool to drive knowledge-based transformation in the agricultural technology industry and help farmers make their operations more efficient, sustainable and competitive.