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Improve Yield Measurement Accuracy With Latest Technology From Precision Planting

07/11/2013 @ 2:28pm

According to Doug Sauder, Project Manager for Precision Planting, yield monitors are meant to provide information you can use to make sound decisions on hybrids and field management zones. Yet they often lack the accuracy needed to make the best decisions.

"Our new YieldSense system changes that," he says. "It changes the way grain flow is measured, with a sensor and paddle that eliminate the variations of current yield monitor technology. Current systems tend to over-report yield at low flow rates and under-report at high flow rates. So, on average, they can be close. But that isn't good enough when you are making decisions on variable rate crop plans or hybrid selections."

In addition, the system needs no calibrating to maintain accuracy. "Load after load, pass after pass, you get yield data you can trust," notes Sauder. "Our testing has shown that even the most diligent calibration program doesn't improve accuracy over multiple loads. We have developed a system that locks in accuracy without calibration."

YieldSense works with the 20/20 SeedSense monitor. It includes a new flow sensor, elevator chain and paddle.

The system works with corn, soybeans and wheat and is compatible with John Deere 50/60/770/S Series combines and requires a CAN-based moisture sensor to operate.

To learn more, visit www.precisionplanting.com.

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