Next Instruments is changing its trading name to CropScanAg. The Australian company wants to focus its business on the CropScan 3300H On Combine Grain Analyser.
Next Instruments manufacturers a range of analysers and instruments for the agriculture and food industries. Over the last five years, Next Instruments has grown significantly through the sales and marketing of the CropScan 3300H On Combine Grain Analyser. More than 450 cropscans have been installed around the world, covering 2.5 million acres.
Next Instruments has partnered with CropScanAg Solutions, which has developed a mobile app called N-GAUGE, to offer services and products to users of the CropScan 3300H analyser. Next Instruments – trading as CropScanAg – is now the exclusive distributor for the CropScanAg Solutions’ N-GAUGE services and products.
The first module for the N-GAUGE mobile app is called N-GAUGE Grain Logistics. This module allows CropScan 3300H users to manage the quality and quantity of grain as it is harvested and then stored in the field and on farm. The N-GAUGE Grain Logistics App displays a virtual storage system setup for the farm and shows the running average for protein, moisture, oil and starch plus weight for the grain stored in each storage unit, for example chaser bins, mother bins, field bins, silos and bags.
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Every load of grain that is transferred from the combine is tracked from the field to on-farm silos or shipped off to buyers or elevators. N-GAUGE Grain Logistics App also allows the farmer or his field manager to direct the flow of grain from the combine to the storage units using his smartphone, iPad or tablet PC. A blending estimator tool allows the user to blend grain from two storage units into a truck or field bin to achieve a specific protein or oil grade, thereby optimising crop payments.
CropScanAg plans to introduce a complete on-farm solution to measuring, managing and growing grains and oilseeds. The company says the slogan, ‘Measure, manage, grow’ encompasses a 5-year strategy to improve productivity and profitability of grain farming based on measuring nitrogen in the form of Protein using the CropScan 3300H analyser and the N-GAUGE management tools.