John Deere Debuts New Planting Technology
At the 2023 John Deere CES keynote, the company revealed a new technology ExactShot™, that will help customers be more productive, profitable, and sustainable.
ExactShot™ technology allows farmers to reduce the amount of starter fertilizer needed during planting. The technology uses sensors and robotics to place starter fertilizer precisely onto seeds as they are planted in the soil, rather than applying a continuous flow of fertilizer to the entire row of seeds.
- ExactShot will help farmers be economically and environmentally sustainable as they work tirelessly to grow the food, fuel and fiber that we all rely on. With the global population expected to grow from 8 billion to nearly 10 billion by 2050, farmers need to increase production by 60% to 70% on today’s arable land.
- ExactShot uses a sensor to register when each individual seed is in the process of going into the soil. As this occurs, a robot will spray only the amount of fertilizer needed directly onto the seed at the exact moment as it goes into the ground.
- Across the U.S. corn crop, ExactShot could prevent wasted fertilizer from encouraging weed growth or increasing the risk of running off the field into a waterway.
Check back for more details on this cutting edge technology from John Deere and when you can expect to see it in action.
Sloan Support is written by the product support team at Sloan Implement, a 22 location John Deere dealer in Illinois and Wisconsin. Learn more at www.sloans.com