The AGXTEND range of breakthrough precision farming technologies will provide agricultural equipment users with exclusive productivity and efficiency enhancing solutions which simultaneously deliver sustainability gains, and they will be available through the New Holland dealer network
• New CropXplorer - The most advanced sensor on the market
• New SoilXplorer - Discover the full potential of your soils
• New NIR sensor - The crop NIR sensor that can be mounted everywhere
• New Xpower - The environment-friendly electro-herbicide
• New FarmXtend App – The smart multi-sensor weather application
New Holland Agriculture announced today that it will distribute the AGXTEND brand launched by CNH Industrial, focused exclusively on aftermarket precision farming technology solutions. AGXTEND will provide exclusive productivity enhancing precision farming technologies, which will be of benefit throughout the entire cropping cycle.
AGXTEND is the first brand specializing in emerging precision farming and ISOBUS solutions in the agricultural industry to provide customers with comprehensive access to a range of breakthrough and dynamic precision farming solutions from strategic partner companies, shortening their time to market, and facilitating wide scale adoption. CNH Industrial has undertaken extensive industry benchmarking to ensure the product range represents the very best available on the market.
New Holland will distribute AGXTEND products and services through its dealer network. A phased rollout is foreseen throughout the first quarter of 2019 across the entire EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa) Region and a full suite of services will be available, comprising pre-purchase assistance, training and ongoing support services to facilitate customers with the continual optimization of these technologies.
The AGXTEND range of products can be fully integrated into New Holland Agriculture’s existing PLM precision farming platforms. They are part of a larger range extension program aimed at improving customers’ precision, productivity and profits through best-in-class, easy-to-use technology and advanced farming practices. With these 5 new innovative solutions, New Holland customers will have access to industry-leading solutions in the precision farming industry.
New CropXplorer - The most advanced sensor on the market
The new CropXplorer is more than a simple biomass sensor. It’s a true system that uses exclusive features and algorithms to determine fertilization rate based on crop needs.
The two high accuracy optical sensors can capture both biomass and N needs of crops, while the exclusive Map + Overlay mode allows farmers to use yield potential maps in combination with sensors on-the-go measurements.
Definitely the most advanced sensor in the market, the CropXplorer is also one of the easiest to set up and use:
- It can be mounted on a standard 3 points hitch or front weight;
- No calibration is required;
- It features a dedicated terminal compatible with ISOBUS fertilizer spreaders as well as most of the non-ISOBUS fertilizer spreaders capable of VRA.
New SoilXplorer - Discover the full potential of your soils
The new SoilXplorer is the soil sensor that allows customers to explore and discover the full potential of their soils.
It consists of a contactless soil sensor using electromagnetism to measure soil conductivity at 4 different depths: 0-25cm, 15-60cm, 55-95cm, 85-115cm.
These very accurate measurements can be used for two main Precision Farming purposes:
- Accurate soil mapping to record soil heterogeneity and determine soil type maps and relative water content maps;
- Variable depth soil cultivation determines depth of compaction areas and controls the working depth of tillage implements to work at full depth only where it is needed.
New NIR sensor - The crop NIR sensor that can be mounted everywhere
The new crop NIR sensor can be mounted on all types of equipment: forage harvesters, combines, balers and slurry tankers.
When used on harvesting machines, it allows farmers to determine yield moisture as well as crop constituents, including ADF (Acid Detergent Fiber), NDF (Neutral Detergent Fiber), Starch, Ash and Crude Fat.
All these parameters deliver precious data in order to optimize both the selling price of customers’ harvest and cattle nutrition for dairy production. Used on a slurry tanker, this sensor allows farmers to monitor the amount of Nitrogen applied in their fields, resulting in a better use of slurry for fertilization, environmental protection and reduced slurry transport costs.
New Xpower - The environment-friendly electro-herbicide
The new Xpower is the electro-herbicide that allows farmers to replace chemicals with electricity for weeding and pre-harvest desiccation of crops. Electricity is an efficient, effective and environment-friendly method for weeding, since it’s capable of destructing the complete plant down to the roots, without spreading potentially harmful chemicals on the crops. It consists of a couple of applicators getting in contact with the weeds to burn them. Effect of electricity on treated vegetables is visible only after a few hours. Application booms are available in different working width from 1.2 to 3m.
New FarmXtend App – The smart multi-sensor weather application
The new FarmXtend App is a smart weather application working with a complete set of connected sensors. It enables farmers to monitor in-field weather data and supports a smart decision making process.
The connected weather sensors are:
- WeatherXact Connected Weather Station, sensing temperature and humidity at a height of 1m and at crop level;
- RainXact, a connected rain gauge;
- SoilXact, to record soil moisture and temperature at different depths.
What makes the new FarmXtend App very special is the powerful algorithms included: they can determine disease pressure (based on temperature and humidity) for a variety of crops as well as optimal time for spraying.
These AGXTEND products have the potential to significantly enhance the sustainability of agribusinesses through the resultant reduction in fuel consumption as well as the targeting of and eventual reduction in both fertilizer and crop protection productions. Furthermore, the commercialization of innovative zero-chemical weed control through the precision use of electric pulses will substantially reduce a farm’s environmental impact by providing an effective and more sustainable alternative to agrochemicals.