What is the Cropscan 3300H On Combine Grain Analyser?
The CropScan 3300H is a new tool that allows farmers to measure the quality of their crops and the Nitrogen availability and uptake by the crop.
As a dealer why should we be looking at providing the Cropscan 3300H grain analyser to our customers?
“You can’t manage what you can’t measure.” Peter Druker, business guru. The CropScan analyser provides a means of measuring the crop so that the Yield and Protein can be better managed.
What crop types can be used with the CropScan 3300H? How accurate are the grain quality readings?
The CropScan analyser measures Protein, Moisture , Oil, Starch and Fiber in wheat, barley, oats, sorghum, corn, rice, soybeans, canola, peas, beans and others. The accuracy differs from grain to grain, however a relative error of 2-3% of the average concentration is typical, ie, Protein and Moisture in wheat is 0.2%.
Who is using the Cropscan 3300H?
Cereal grain farmers who have available a premium for Protein, farmers who are aleady using Varibale Rate Nitrogen Prescriptions and farmers who are wanting to start VRF.
Can the data only be used in real time on the combine?
The CropScan analyserstores data every 5-8 seconds as the grain is harvested. By combining the Protein, Moisture and Oil measured by the CropScan, with Yield and GPS from the combine, then a suite of proprietary field maps and field analytics are generated, These maps enables the farmer to develop Variable Rate Fertilization Applications that produce a Positive Yield Response to the application of Nitrogen fertilizer.
How long does it take to install a system on a combine?
Dealers should allow 4-6 hours to install the CropScan analyser onto a combine.
What are the benefits for the CropScan 3300H?
There are several benefits for farmers to install the CropScan 3300H onto their combines;
Grain Logistics: Manage grain quantity and quality directly in the field from the CropScanAg N-Gauge App.
Harvest Efficiency: Accurate Moisture measurement enables farmers to “Start Earlier and Finish Later” with confidence.
Nutrient Management: Increase Yield and optimize Protein to achieve the “Sweet Spot” across the farm.