Managing the Entire Farming Cycle with John Deere Precision Ag Products

March 6, 2017

From planning through harvest, John Deere offers precision ag products that can help producers better manage the farming cycle. These products are compatible with tractors, sprayers, combines, planters, and much more to give production a boost.

Let’s take a look at each step of the farming cycle and break down the Deere precision ag products that are best-suited for each phase.

Field Preparation

When preparing your field for crop production, the end goal is an increased yield. To do so, you should take the necessary measures to prepare an optimal seedbed including managing weeds and residue. Next, you’ll want to ensure you’re minimizing fuel costs and overlap with fewer passes so there’s more time to cover acreage. Lastly, you will need the ability to analyze results and benefits from the insights for greater overall consistency.

When preparing your field, think about utilizing the following precision ag products:

  • Surface Water Pro™
  • iTEC™ Pro
  • iGrade™
  • Implement Detection
  • Pivot Pro
  • AutoTrac
  • Documentation

Planting and Seeding

When it comes time to plant the crops, you’ll want to achieve the optimal depth and spacing to realize consistent emergence. And of course, you will want to save money and time so you can get the job done in the appropriate timeframe. Lastly, you will want to be able to simply configure your machines for execution in an effort to reduce fatigue from long days on the field.

The following precision ag products can help you through planting and seeding:

  • Section Control
  • iTEC Pro
  • SeedStar Mobile™
  • Active Implement Guidance
  • Rate Controllers
  • Implement Detection
  • Pivot Pro
  • AutoTrac
  • Machine Sync

Crop Care

After the seedbed has been prepared and the crops have been planted, it’s time to nurture your resources with proper crop care practices. It’s critical that you apply the right nutrients at the right time, at an appropriate rate with the correct placement. Following these steps will lead to a healthy crop and limited damage. Additionally, like most other projects, you will also want to be able to maximize uptime, minimize fatigue, and grant operators access to data when they need it most.

Think about utilizing the following precision ag products when caring for your crops:

  • Section Control
  • Rate Controllers
  • Implement Detection
  • AgLogic™
  • Mobile Weather
  • Pivot Pro
  • AutoTrac
  • Field Connect
  • Machine Sync

Harvesting

The farming cycle concludes with harvesting. This is the time when all your hard work is realized and you aim to minimize crop losses and preserve grain quality. John Deere precision ag products can help you manage logistics and maximize throughput while providing all the information needed to inspire next year’s decisions.

Here’s a list of some precision ag products that can assist you with the harvesting process:

  • AutoTrac™ RowSense™
  • Harvest Doc
  • HarvestLab™ Sensor
  • John Deere Constituent Sensing
  • Machine Sync
  • Harvest ID, Cotton
  • Harvest Mobile
  • Active Fill Control

Final Thoughts

The farming cycle and the effort put in by the world’s farmers should never be overlooked. We hope this list of Deere precision ag products will help you better manage the process and realize a fruitful harvest year after year.

For more information relating to John Deere precision ag products, contact your local John Deere dealer.

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