Ag Leader releases OptRx Crop Sensor

Agriculture.com Staff 11/04/2009 @ 8:30am

Ag Leader Technology, Inc. released OptRx, a crop sensor used for mapping and data collection as well as real-time variable rate application of agrochemicals, specifically nitrogen. This new crop sensor technology allows operators to put the right amount of nitrogen where the crop needs it, which allows operators to take full advantage of ideal application conditions. OptRx features a patented advanced light-sensing technology that is not dependent on ambient light, so the system can be used day or night.

"Simply put, OptRx shines light on a growing plant and then reads the light reflected back at the sensor," says Roger Zielke, New Business Development Manager. "Then, using a compatible Ag Leader display, the OptRx crop sensor system can create a prescription that varies the rate of nitrogen application on-the-go by sensing a crop’s health."

To learn more, visit Ag Leader's Web site at www.agleader.com.

Ag Leader Technology, Inc. released OptRx, a crop sensor used for mapping and data collection as well as real-time variable rate application of agrochemicals, specifically nitrogen. This new crop sensor technology allows operators to put the right amount of nitrogen where the crop needs it, which allows operators to take full advantage of ideal application conditions. OptRx features a patented advanced light-sensing technology that is not dependent on ambient light, so the system can be used day or night.

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