For optimum harvest results, farmers and contractors can combine their ISOBUS sowing technology with a soil sensor. Soil sensors based on NIRS technology are the key to optimal harvest results. Knowledge of the nutrient content of the soil and the different soil conditions allows adjusted sowing rates - the seed drill varies the seed quantity and seed rate according to the respective values. The complicated use of application maps is no longer necessary.
NIRS sensors are not only vital for greater efficiency during sowing. Precise soil analysis is also very important for soil cultivation. We are developing NIRS sensors capable of detecting soil compaction, which can be remedied with subsequent soil cultivation. Hence, evaporation can be reduced, compaction solved, and the soil structure improved. And, of course, the farmer or contractor not only saves time, but also reduces fuel costs - this is how sustainability works.