Moisture levels vary from field to field, plot to plot, but knowing when yield-robbing variances occur isn’t as easy to predict. Now it is with John Deere Field Connect soil moisture monitoring. This straightforward solution helps you pinpoint where crops thrive, resources are protected, and profits soar.
Intuitive and farmer-friendly, the John Deere Field Connect system comes with the full support of your John Deere dealer. Field Connect uses field-installed probes to monitor moisture levels at various depths. It then sends the information to a web-based interface where you can see the data on your computer or mobile device, so you can make timely irrigation decisions from anywhere.
At the office or in the field, you can see if your soil’s moisture levels are balanced and decide what measures need to be taken, like making the call to apply more water to encourage uptake of nutrients, or less water to reduce leaching. Without delay or guesswork, you can advise your crew to make the adjustments needed to protect your yields and reduce costs. With your soil moisture levels balanced, your crops are able to effectively absorb fertilisers and pesticides, promoting higher yields and improved crop quality.
And with new environmental sensors that measure air and soil temperature, wind speed, humidity, solar radiation, rainfall and leaf wetness, you’ll know exactly what’s going on — above the ground and below the surface.
And now you can stay connected on your mobile device with Field Connect Mobile. Available on the App Store in iTunes® or from supported web browsers, Field Connect Mobile lets you quickly monitor soil moisture levels and view environmental sensor measurements. You can also add notes to a management zone and get the hardware status for your Field Connect monitoring equipment.
Call your John Deere dealer today, and ask them how John Deere Field Connect soil moisture monitoring can help you make more informed irrigation decisions.
Read how Kip Cullers (world record holder for soybean yield) uses John Deere Field Connect and subsurface drip irrigation in his operation (originally printed in Farm Journal, October 2012).