Ag management solutions (AMS) have come to the forefront of American farming as the world’s population continues to grow along with demand for a global food supply. John Deere has been one of the recent leaders in the ag management solutions industry, offering products that accommodate the needs of today’s growers.
As the spring season approaches, let’s take a look at ten John Deere AMS products that can simplify processes and make for a successful spring and beyond.
As costs of seed, fertilizers, and agrochemicals continue to grow, interest in site-specific application has been on the rise. The large color display for viewing and creating maps on the GS3 2630 takes variable-rate application to the next level.
The universal steering kit allows farmers to leverage their investment across multiple approved machine platforms throughout the growing season, meaning easy transition from planting tractors in the spring, to their sprayer in the summer and combine in the fall.
Owners of iTec Pro will see substantial savings potential, adding up acre after acre, allowing operators to perform faster, more efficient, hands-free headland turns with high consistency.
Keeping implements on the desired guidance line is very important. This system utilizes the Application Controller 1100, a GreenStar display, and AutoTrac components with a variety of signal levels to provide increased implement precision throughout processes.
Section Control lets producers take control of input costs, providing automatic section control for both air carts and CCS planters. This system also turns individual sections on and off with the help of GPS and GLONASS technology.
Minimizing the number of passes taken through the field has become very important as costs have risen. The Rate Controller multi-product allows operators to combine what used to be multiple operations into one, allowing tasks to be simultaneously completed during a single field pass.
The automated boom-height control system helps reduce spray drift and increases the accuracy and effectiveness of chemical operations. In return, operators will be able to perform fast, more efficient, hands-free applications.
In many parts of the U.S., spring weather can be unpredictable. Most weather monitoring systems force operators to stop spraying, climb out of the cab, and use a hand-held device to check conditions. John Deere Mobile Weather lets operators make in-cab application decisions based on location-specific data.
When a piece of equipment is added using Implement Detection, the operator receives a notification on the screen displaying the implement’s name, connection type, and other settings that have been made. The next time equipment is hooked up, the system remembers the settings that were previously made, letting operators get to work sooner.
Field moisture levels can vary from plot to plot, making it difficult for producers to realize when yield-robbing variances are occurring. The Field Connect system uses probes installed in the field to monitor moisture levels at various depths, sending the information to a web-based interface where producers can see the data on computers or mobile devices in an effort to make timely irrigation decisions.
This list is by no means exhaustive, but we believe the John Deere AMS products listed above will surely assist producers in the upcoming spring, putting them on the path to success.
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