John Deere Field Connect
A great tool set apart by superior customer service from YOUR John Deere dealer, Western Equipment!
How It Works:
The Field Connect system logs soil moisture levels at multiple depths using probes installed in YOUR fields. The data is transmitted to a secure interface where it can be viewed on your computer or mobile device, giving you site-specific information at the touch of a button!
The trouble-free system is powered by a solar panel and uses both satellite and cellular data connections, for added reliability.
The system can even send alerts based on parameters set by YOU!
NEW! Field Connect now has wireless capabilities that will allow you to pair up to 8 nodes to a single Gateway, at distances around a mile!
Benefits to You:
- Ability to see water movement (and therefore, nutrient movement) and root activity throughout your soil's profile increases the amount of valuable information you have for decision making
- No more overwatering - studies show that 80% of producers overwater, which increases operating cost and can saturate the soil, which reduces growth and yield and increases fungal disease
- No more under-watering - increase moisture at key crop stages (like pollination), more easily monitor and manage crop stress to help build root structures that will give you a better stand and yield
- More timely and accurate irrigation decisions
Website/App and Other Tools:
Field Connect graphs soil moisture readings both at the individual sensor level (depth) and over the entire monitored soil profile. Graphs show water movement, and therefore, nutrient movement and root activity, within YOUR soil's profile over time. They can also be customized by field based on crop and soil types and YOUR water management objectives. Daily moisture change can also be monitored, which will give you a better picture of water loss from crop use and environmental factors.
Automatic alerts, based on moisture parameters YOU set, can be sent to notify you of changing moisture levels that might indicate a need for action.
Optional environmental sensors that measure air and soil temp, wind speed and direction, humidity, solar radiation, rainfall and irrigation, and leaf wetness will allow you to know exactly what's going on - above and below the surface - at YOUR fields...remotely! This data can be used to create custom alerts that will notify you of changing conditions in YOUR fields that could affect everything from disease/pest risk to whether or not conditions are right to be planting or even spraying!
For more information about Field Connect, contact YOUR local Western Equipment store or one of our Integrated Solutions specialists. A demo can be viewed by selecting "Demo Login" below the yellow "Sign In" button at https://fieldconnect.deere.com.