Precision Planting launches vApply™ and vApplyHD™
Precision Planting launches vApply™ and vApplyHD™, highly accurate and flexible fertility control systems for your planter, sprayer or sidedress bar. Precision Planting is launching a suite of fertility control products that allow a grower to select from an implement-wide control system (vApply), or scale to a highly accurate row-by-row liquid system (vApplyHD). These products will allow growers to execute their fertility plan across the entire range of application rates for all passes through the field. vApply is an implement-wide control system for liquid or granular applications, allowing 20/20 SeedSense® SRM customers to control their fertility applications for both static and variable rate prescriptions. vApplyHD is the industry first, on-row liquid control product which incorporates flow measurement and control into a single device. Its row by row features include turn compensation, swath, automatic flow balancing, and variable rate prescription execution. The module is easy to install, simple to use, and designed with industry leading flexibility. The vApplyHD module is used, without modification, from the lowest pop-up rates on the planter to the highest sidedress rates, across the full range of speeds. vApplyHD can be installed as row-by-row control or as section control. Additionally, Precision Planting will be offering FlowSense™ , a flow sensor integrated with 20/20 SeedSense, to monitor and map row-by-row product application for existing liquid systems. Justin McMenamy, Engineering Lead at Precision, says “Today, a liquid system is a highly customized collection of components tailored to a specific fertility pass. With increased visibility to information on your farm, fertility plans need to remain flexible throughout the crop year, and from season to season. vAppy HD combines the precision application of liquid fertility with the flexibility needed to execute an ever-evolving fertility program.”
Precision Planting is an industry leader in precision agriculture technology solutions. Founded in Central Illinois and now part of The Climate Corporation, a division of Monsanto Company, Precision Planting focuses on developing innovative products that improve the planting process. The company is also well-known for its unique and innovative approach to addressing the current agronomic issues facing growers and providing practical educational resources for planting improvement. The company is represented in the continental United States by a network of over 400 dealerships, and provides technologies to agricultural equipment manufacturers around the world.