Visualising crop nutrient data with New Holland NutriSense

Photo: New Holland
Photo: New Holland

New Holland’s NutriSense system is now integrated in the brand’s MyPLM Connect portal, enabling customers to visualise crop nutrient data collected by their machines in the MyPLM Connect Farm application.

NutriSense provides farmers with valuable measurements of crop moisture, starch, crude protein, fibre (ADF and NDF), ash and crude fat content in every area of their field. The farmer can visualise this agronomic data with an interface on their MyPLM Connect portal and use it to make informed decisions that will enable them to market their crops most profitably.

Year-on-year field data

Cash crop farmers operating a New Holland CR or a CX7 and CX8 Combine with NutriSense benefit from the year-on-year field data to manage the health and performance of their fields. Understanding the crop protein levels across their field can be useful when calculating fertiliser application rates for the following seasons, optimising the use of inputs.

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The NutriSense system on New Holland CR, CX7 and CX8 combines provides information on nutrients , enablig farmers to optimise the use of inputs, determine the best way to manage their crop, and understand value of their crop to obtain the best price for it.  - Photo: New Holland
The NutriSense system on New Holland CR, CX7 and CX8 combines provides information on nutrients , enablig farmers to optimise the use of inputs, determine the best way to manage their crop, and understand value of their crop to obtain the best price for it. - Photo: New Holland

Crop storage

The protein content in the grain enables the farmer to determine whether the crop is suitable for animal feed or for milling wheat, which sells at a higher price. Knowing the value of their crop at harvest will also help them decide how to store the crop, says New Holland. The levels of crop nutrients such as starch also determine whether the crop is suitable for bio-fuel production. With the increasing demand for this sustainable fuel, this can represent an interesting revenue stream, says the manufacturer.

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NutriSense provides measurements of crop moisture, starch, crude protein, fibre (ADF and NDF), ash and crude fat content in every area of a field. - Photo: New Holland
NutriSense provides measurements of crop moisture, starch, crude protein, fibre (ADF and NDF), ash and crude fat content in every area of a field. - Photo: New Holland

Soil contamination in the forage

Livestock farmers or contractors can also use the field data to better understand and manage field health and performance. They can also use the measurements collected by the machine to determine if there is soil contamination in the forage, so they can add a safeguard for the livestock.

Improve the animal feed ration content and quality

At harvest time, the crop moisture data is to support the farmer’s decision making on animal feed storage. The crude protein, crude fat and starch content of the crop enables them to improve the animal feed ration content and quality. According to New Holland, the result is a healthier, more productive field and high-quality animal feed for the farmer’s livestock or for the contractor to sell at a higher price.

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Hugo Claver Web editor for Future Farming
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