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New Version of CropScan 3000H on Combine Analyzer Released

As a dedicated NIR analyzer, the CropScan 3000H measures protein, soil, and moisture in grains and oilseeds. Although it’s best suited to handle dry corn, a new version uses a modified flow cell that makes it easier for high-moisture corn to flow down through the Sample Head.

The upgrade enables on combine measurements of protein, oil moisture, and starch of up to 25% moisture. Producers will now have the ability to measure the nitrogen that is taken for the soil in the form of protein in the kernels. Proteins contain approximately 17% nitrogen by weight. For every bushel of corn harvested, there is approximately .7 pound (based on a protein level of 8%).

By measuring the protein content and the yield, a Nitrogen Removal Map can be generated. It can then be used to develop variable-rate nitrogen fertilization prescriptions to optimize yield while reducing fertilizer.

The CropScan 3000H also measures wheat, barley, canola, sorghum, oats, lentils, peas, soybeans, and lupins. The company says the new version Sample Head handles these seeds as well as the original Sample Head, if not better.

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