AGCO has announced it will work with Bosch BASF Smart Farming to integrate Smart Spraying technology on Fendt Rogator sprayers, and to jointly develop new features.
AGCO and BASF Smart Farming started the trials for the Bosch BASF Smart Farming’s innovative Smart Spraying Solution in May 2021. The spraying solution has been developed to optimize herbicide savings without compromising on weed control, and will enable targeted spraying during day and night-time conditions.
The system also integrates digital tools to turn application data into actionable insights, with the goal of improving yields and efficiency. The system uses sophisticated sensors, with automated sensitivity thresholds to save on herbicide.
The solution will bring customized agronomic recommendations and documentation on the same platform. The system will offer a complete user through AGCO’s on-board and off-board controls, and Bosch BASF Smart Farming’s integrated digital platform, with insights into the data gathered during application.
Crops supported by the system include corn, soy, cotton, canola, sunflower, and sugarbeet, with capabilities for more, such as small grains, being added over time.
“The progress we have made with Bosch BASF Smart Farming in developing a sustainable solution that maintains productivity while improving profitability, and delivering clean fields with maximum savings is an excellent example of AGCO’s farmer focus,” says Seth Crawford, senior vice president and general manager for precision ag and digital at AGCO. “We look forward to our further collaboration with Bosch BASF Smart Farming as we work together to bring this solution to farmers and custom applicators around the world.”
This system will be available through AGCO starting in 2024. For more information, visit AGCOcorp.com.