Revolutionizing agriculture through information and technology.


Suppose a local grower buys a new farm and wants its fields soil-sampled and inspected through the growing season. His goal is to learn as much about the farm as he can to make improvements over subsequent years.

As a registered E4 Crop Intelligence customer, the grower accesses a password-protected website. His first step is to enter field information using the E4 Gateway module. In a nutshell, the fields are identified digitally, whether using GPS coordinates or FSA boundaries.

During this setup process, the grower determines who else can access his field information, and how he wants various communications to be handled (emails, texts, etc.).

Growers who do not want to deal with computers can continue to rely on E4’s paper-based reporting and consulting approach. But with a bit of training, most growers quickly learn how to use the system.

The grower receives an email alert after his fields have been sampled, and the results are automatically uploaded to the E4 Agronomic Testing module. Alternatively, the grower can access the E4 Map Viewer module for visual representations of fields fertility (soil type layers are provided automatically).

The grower receives inputs following each crop monitoring visit and observations are recorded in the E4 Data Bank module.

After harvest, the grower uploads yield data from his computer into the E4 system.

Taken together, data derived from crop history, soil sampling, nutrient applications, field observations and yield can all be used by both the grower and E4 consultants to plot a course toward higher efficiency and greater profitability.