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Front to back, bold styling changes and numerous productivity-enhancing improvements have been made, not the least of which is the enhanced standard lighting package and the brighter, more powerful optional enhanced lighting kit.
The NITRO 5000 Series is available in a wide range of tank size, boom width and horsepower configurations, with optional Miller Quick-Attach and Injection Toolbar, in a total of seven models, all available with four-wheel steering option. These include the 215, 5240, 5275, 5333 and the 5365. On Jan. 1, 2013, two new 5000 Series models will be available: the 5345 and the 5400. These two new models are the first to feature Miller’s new Tier IV interim emissions solutions from Cummins, with superior engine technology and increased fuel efficiency.
Nutrient Removal App
The Nutrient Removal App from The Mosaic Company provides growers and retailers with valuable nutrient removal data in support of higher yields.
Utilizing years of agronomic research, the app is a next-generation take on the data previously seen in the Balanced Crop Nutrition guide. The app allows users to test potential yields, generating results that are crop- and region-specific. Once downloaded, the app may be used without internet service in the field, office or tractor. Available on iPhones, iPads, Droids, the app can be found in a mobile store.
Randy Groff, marketing manager for The Mosaic Company, sees the app as an invaluable smartphone innovation. “This data is the foundation and starting point for fertilizer recommendations,” says Groff. “It’s used all the time by growers and retailers, in flip charts, wall posters and wallet cards. With the best data and the newest technology, farmers and retailers now have the best of both worlds.”
FieldScout Green Index
This app offers a better, more affordable way to manage the nitrogen needs of your clients’ corn crop. The FieldScout GreenIndex+ App captures and processes images from an iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad and instantly computes the DGCI (Dark Green Color Index) of your corn leaves.
In addition to DGCI, GreenIndex+ computes an equivalent SPAD value and estimates the nitrogen requirement (in lb/ac and kg/ha) during the V6 growth stages. This enables applying the right amount of nitrogen in the right place and at the right time.
The GreenIndex+ technology detects low nitrogen levels in the leaves and then helps write a nitrogen prescription. Nitrogen uptake increases dramatically at the beginning of the V6 development stage. Corrective measures, based on early diagnosis of severe nitrogen deficiencies, can prevent yield reduction.