In conjunction with the launch of the ExactEmerge™ planters and MaxEmerge™ 5 row units this year, John Deere introduced SeedStar Mobile to help producers better visualize, document, and access their planting data in real time. The new John Deere SeedStar Mobile solution uses an iPad to provide critical planting information producers need to better monitor and document their planter performance in the field. “With SeedStar Mobile, producers can instantly monitor planter performance and know with confidence that the planter is running at the highest level of precision and accuracy,” said Diana Reed, associate brand manager for on-board applications, which includes Seedstar Mobile.
Depending on the configuration of the planter, the system collects and monitors population, singulation, seed spacing, downforce, variety, and ground speed, on a row-by-row basis. SeedStar Mobile captures this information and stores it on the iPad by working in conjunction with the GreenStar™ 3 2630 Display and SeedStar XP or SeedStar 3 HP on the planter. This information can be used to help optimize planter settings, diagnose potential problems, scout fields, and provide decision support in other areas of the farming operation. SeedStar Mobile also transfers the planting data to the Operations Center in MyJohnDeere while planting in the field or in the producer’s office using WiFi or a cellular connection.
Find out more in my interview with Diane at Farm Progress Show:[wpaudio url=”http://www.zimmcomm.biz/farm-progress/fps-14-johndeere-reed.mp3″ text=”Interview with Diane Reed, John Deere”]