Falcon Soil Technology has added new mapping and live sampling tracking features to the Model 5000 Automated Sampling System, allowing soil samplers to now collect, map and share soil sample information within the same system.
The new capabilities add mapping features and live sample tracking within one system, and will allow for faster preparation of fields while utilizing the existing shape files of grids and zones. The increased visibility of sampling progress will increase productivity and reduce opportunities for mistakes and missed samples, allowing growers to keep the soil nutrient information current and part of the essential data model world.
Some new features that are exclusive to the Model 5000 include the ability to import field maps into their cab directly from a cloud account.
“Capabilities that reduce the collection time and removes variables that can affect the sample quality and consistency is what we are committed to”, states Allan Baucom, Monroe, NC farmer and developer of the Falcon. “As a farmer, it’s important that the last sample taken by the Falcon at the end of the day is the same quality as the first sample of that day. I need soil sampling to be consistent, accurate and precise to manage my inputs and optimize profitability.”
These new features have been incorporated into a software release that is available for all Falcon Automated Soil Sampling owners, and will be standard on all new machines.
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