“We now have a system, integrated with the field-proven GreenStar 2 (GS2) Rate Controller, GS2 Display and StarFire iTC receiver, to turn sections of the planter on and off based on GPS coverage,” says Mike Park, marketing manager, John Deere Ag Management Solutions. “Growers will truly appreciate the ability to minimize double planting in headland areas.”
Swath Control Pro is compatible with the existing half- or third-width disconnects found on most John Deere planters. It is also compatible with aftermarket row unit controls. Such systems provide further precision by dividing the planter into smaller sections, which allows even more accuracy and less overplanting.
“Swath Control Pro for planters has performed impressively in the field, and early tests are showing seed reductions of at least 3%,” emphasizes Park. “We’re also excited about the optimized yields that growers will experience in the headlands and around terraces due to the reduction of overplanting.”
Swath Control Pro for planters will be available for the 2008 planting season.
For more information, contact your local John Deere dealer or visit our Web site at www.JohnDeere.com/Ag.