John Deere Introduces New Seed Monitoring System

“We’ve retained many of the features of our original SeedStar system,” says Khris Montgomery, senior sales/service representative, John Deere seeding division. “And now, SeedStar 2 is fully functional with the GreenStar 2 Display.” SeedStar 2 includes several enhancements including user-friendly screens, color graphics, and improved navigation.

Planting and seeding functions, seed population, coverage maps, field documentation, and guidance screens all can be displayed together on the GreenStar2 display. All vital planting information and AMS applications are displayed in one central location.

The information is shown in full-color and is operator-intuitive. Icons have replaced text in several areas and screen navigation has been enhanced.

“SeedStar 2 systems have the capability, through a single controller, to perform both the seed monitoring and variable rate drive functions,” explains Montgomery. “Operators will appreciate seeing all vital planting/seeding information together with AMS applications in a single display and SeedStar 2 now makes this a reality.”

Other operational information on the new monitors include planter/air seeder and crop set-up, row population status, vacuum level, total acreage, diagnostic readings and other important data.

In addition, SeedStar 2 is integrated with the new planter RowCommand system which automatically controls individual row units. “It eliminates the need for a rate controller, the set up is easy, and all information and monitoring is included in the one GreenStar 2 display,” says Montgomery.

“Customers can learn more about SeedStar 2 through their local John Deere dealer. “Bringing multiple applications together on the GreenStar 2 display eliminates the need for dual monitors in the tractor cab and reduces operator costs as well as complexity,” notes Montgomery.

More information is also available on the John Deere Web site.

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