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Solutions To Your Precision Farming Operation

With the new year upon us, we focus on the next growing season. The Ag Leader InCommand 1200 and 800 will help manage all operations on the farm. Display Cast is the next level of connectivity in precision farming. With just a push of a button, multiple displays can connect wirelessly and share information. Ag Leader’s Display Cast display interaction makes sharing guidance lines, coverage maps, and field data more easy and seamless. Run multiple machines in the same field or monitor a machine operations remotely through Agfiniti and Agfiniti Mobile. 

 

 

 

If you are looking for solutions to your precision farming operation contact us today.

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Streamline Application with the Ag Leader DirectCommand System

With the 2016 planting season wrapping up here in Western Illinois, now is the perfect time to check for uneven emergence in our corn. This can help with making future planter decisions concerning hydraulic downforce.

As we scout our fields after planting, we start switching our focus to application. Waste is the number one threat to your bottom line. In application, this is especially true. Wasted time, energy and inputs can put stress on that bottom line. With the Ag Leader® DirectCommand system, we can streamline that process to be as efficient and profitable as possible.

1200isoliq Paired with the InCommand 800 or 1200, the DirectCommand system will give you complete control of your application process. Both displays have multiple product control options; fuel cost and field compaction can be reduced by applying multiple products at one time. Eliminate over-application by controlling overlap, spray drift and application gaps. With the InCommand 1200 comes enhanced mapping that includes a split screen, allowing the operator to view multiple real-time pieces of information. Standard and Variable rate prescriptions can be applied through the DirectCommand system based on soil test and field maps. For the more advanced, Ag Leader’s OptRx® Crop Sensors measure and record data about crops in real time using the reflectance of light shone on the growing plant. This allows for variable rate application of liquid N during sidedress applications in real time depending on the health of the plant. When this system is paired with Agfiniti Mobile®, the grower can seamlessly take their maps with them. With SMSdesktop software, growers can create variable rate application prescriptions, view and analyze application coverage maps and much more. Whether you have an NH3 toolbar, Liquid N sidedress unit, sprayer or spreader, the DirectCommand will transform the application process.

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At SOIL Service, Inc. we sell and service the full line of Ag Leader products. All your hard work spent planning and planting can be lost if there is misdirected application. Utilize our range of precision farming tools to maximize your resources and time and get all your agrochemicals right where they need to be. Ag Leader will be launching pricing on their new Gen II SeedCommand™ products for the 2017 planting season, including row by row downforce control and electric drives for most meters on the market. Stay tuned for more information and great deals on these new and exciting products. If you would like more information on any of the Ag Leader products, contact our office. Let us see how we can help you be more profitable.

Precision Focus: New Technology from Ag Leader Promises to Help Growers Be More Profitable

It’s hard to believe that 2015 was here and is already gone. Seems like yesterday that I was setting up the first planter of the season. We saw many challenges last year, much like we do every year, and at the end of the day Mother Nature still reigns as queen. That’s the only factor that we can’t control. So with today’s corn prices still under $4.00, it’s up to us to make sure that we make the best of our decisions when it comes to precision ag.

2016 is poised to be an exciting year for the Ag Leader® group with their announcement of the InCommand 800 & 1200 displays. The InCommand 1200 is the new flagship display for Ag Leader, replacing the Integra, which has been an excellent tool in the past. The new display takes precision ag to the next level with features like row-by-row data available to the operator in real time without the use of an iPad. This allows the grower to make sure that seed placement is optimal on every row for every variety.  The split run screen will now allow the grower to monitor variety tracking during harvest, showing planting data and harvest data on one screen and real-time yields based on varieties and nutrient programs. Through AgFiniti® Mobile, the grower can wirelessly push the data to an iPad and  walk an area of concern without putting the data into SMS first. This allows for quicker decisions and problem solving for the future. With updated user interfaces and improved ISO features, we are excited to get the InCommand 1200 out in the field for the spring of 2016. Ag Leader also announced that electric planter drives and row-by-row hydraulic downforce control will be available for the field in the spring of 2017.

At SOIL Service, we sell and service the full line of Ag Leader products. These products are used in every aspect of farming on our research farm. We also provide RTK service via our MyWay RTK tower at our warehouse location in Colusa. So no matter what your farming operation calls for, from the latest planter control to steering your 1086, we have the products to fit your farms size and budget. If you would like more information on any of the Ag Leader products, please contact our office. We would love to visit your farm and see how we can help you be more profitable.