AMVAC demonstrated the next generation of precision, prescriptive, in-furrow application equipment at the 2018 Commodity Classic in Anaheim. The system is called SIMPAS, which stands for Smart Integrated Multi-product Prescriptive Application System.
“It’s an application system that allows you to apply multiple products while planting,” said Jason Jimmerson, SIMPAS product manager. “It’s a prescription approach, so as you can see, a farmer can develop prescriptions for exactly what product is needed in every spot in the field that it’s needed, and not where it’s not.”
The system can be installed on any planter or row unit. Jimmerson added that RFID technology will allow farmers to return the unused portion of a product back to the retailer for a credit. Although the system is currently in the testing phase, the company is planning a limited commercial launch in 2020.