GETTING MORE FROM GROWING INPUTS
A cultivation method that makes use of site specific soil treatment and seed application is one of the ways to optimise the efficiency of the crop-growing activity. The starting point of Precision Farming is a yield map. The exclusive, patented, high accuracy yield sensor, developed by New Holland is generally recognised as the “best in class”. It uses a sensor plate mounted to a pivoting device with a counter weight, thus neutralising the rubbing effect of the grain. In addition, the throwing angle of the paddles that throw the grain onto this sensor plate is set so that shear grain volume does not cause deviation in the sensing system. Mounted on the grain elevator, a moisture sensor regularly takes a sample of the harvested grain, for accurate measurement of the moisture content.