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.