New AGXTEND family of precision farming technologies launched by Case IH
- A biomass sensing package which analyses actual plant condition to subsequently calibrate the application of fertiliser
- Real-time soil sensing systems which automatically adjust implement working depth parameters to deliver uniform tillage performance
- Highly accurate near infrared (NIR) and sensing systems providing real-time crop data to enable selection of the most efficient machine operating parameters
- Zero-chemical weed control, through the use of electro-herbicide technology
- A range of real- time weather sensors data to facilitate informed agronomic decision making.
Mounted on the tractor’s front linkage CropXplorer uses two highly-accurate optical sensors to measure crop biomass. The data which they collect is then processed, via algorithms, which calculate the crop’s actual nitrogen requirement and then automatically adjust the spreader on the tractor’s rear linkage so that it applies precisely the right amount. CropXplorer also includes a Map + Overlay mode, allowing yield potential maps to be used in combination with on-the-go sensor measurements.
The SoilXplorer sensor or mapper consists of a contactless soil sensor which uses electromagnetism to measure soil conductivity at four different depths – 0-25cm, 15-60cm, 55-95cm, 85-115cm. The unit can be mounted on a tractor’s front linkage and has two key capabilities. It can be used for mapping fields, to record soil heterogeneity and to determine soil type maps and relative water content maps. Secondly, it provides information that determines the presence and depth of compacted areas, so variable depth soil cultivation can be practiced with compatible equipment. Working at full depth only where necessary saves fuel and wear metal, generating significant cost savings.
The NIRXact crop/slurry sensor can be mounted on combines and balers. The system uses near infra-red (NIR) technology to accurately measure yield, moisture and crop constituents, including ADF (acid detergent fibre), NDF (neutral detergent fibre), starch, ash and crude fat. This provides a range of benefits, for example allowing contractors to sell their services based on the number of tonnes harvested, and farmers to maximise the selling price of harvested grain or adjust nutrition for dairy and beef cattle.
Xpower, a unique system of controlling weeds using electricity, won Case IH the bronze medal in the 2019 SIMA Innovation Awards. This environmentally-friendly technology replaces chemicals with electricity for weed control and pre-harvest desiccation of crops. Highly-efficient, the system is capable of completely destroying the plant right down to the roots and works via direct contact, with the effects visible in just a few hours. Application booms with working widths from 1.2 to 3m are available.
The FarmXtend app, a smart weather application which works with a complete set of connected in-field sensors, allows farmers to monitor in-field weather data and supports their decision-making processes on activities such as spraying.
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