“Farmers no longer have to apply water, fertilizers, and pesticides uniformly across entire fields. Instead, they can use the minimum quantities required and target very specific areas, or even treat individual plants differently.”
(Read the rest of the article from the USDA here: https://nifa.usda.gov/topic/agriculture-technology)
We posted this article to our Facebook a little while back but let’s dive into it a little further here. Like the quote above says, farmers don’t have to apply a base amount of water, fertilizer and pesticides across their entire field. With the advancements that have been made in precision agriculture technology, farmers can “…use the minimum quantities required and target very specific areas, or even treat individual plants differently.” That’s where the Falcon 5000’s build and design comes into play. The Falcon 5000 has a ground driven 5-foot diameter stainless steel drum that collects and mixes cores every 15 feet. There’s also a constant-contact brush that cleans the probe with each pass. When the user-defined core count is achieved, a 12-volt motor raises and rotates the drum to assure proper mixing as the Falcon drives to the next sampling site. After the soil is mixed the drum, a stainless steel funnel lowers to fill the sample into a pre-labeled sample bag, box or plastic container. The container is in a 12-position keyed carousel. The 5000 model barcode reader automatically identifies and synchronizes samples with the GPS location for uploading to soil test laboratories using the Falcon’s cloud-based data system. In the weather-sealed rear utility cabinet you will find reinforced movable shelves where you can store multiple carousels. The Falcon 5000 has everything you need to take your soil sampling to the next level!