Fieldstar is your ticket to precision farming. It uses up to date computer and GPS technology to allow precision farming to be possible. Precision farming will allow the farmer to be more productive, while reducing costs in fertilizer, herbicides, seeding, and insecticides.
There are seven parts to the Fieldstar system. They are the DataTouch screen, the communication unit, the yield sensor, the moisture sensor, the DGPS receiver and antenna, the data card, an in-cab printer, and the Fieldstar office package.
The DataTouch screen is a small, easy to use, touch screen monitor that allows you to access the Fieldstar system. The data on the screen is displayed in easy to read bar graphs.
The communication unit is the brain of the system. It is mounted out of sight in the cab. The unit receives data from the yield sensor, moisture sensor, and DGPS receivers, and sends it to the DataTouch screen and your data card. The yield sensor is mounted in the clean grain elevator of the combine . It continuously and accurately monitors the flow of grain into the brain bin and relays that information to the communication unit. The moisture sensor is mounted in the bin loading tube and continually samples grain for moisture.
The DGPS receiver and antenna use a network of satellites to calculate you position. AGCO give two different error correction options since the US military adds error to positioning for security reasons. These two options are Satellite Differential and the use of differential radio beacons
The Data card is about the size of a credit card and will hold up to 30 hours of data on it. The system comes with two cards and the Fieldstar office package. The office package is a Microsoft Windows compatible piece of software that will allow you to create mapping of data received in the data cards. This software will allow you to create color yield maps, bar graphs, pie charts, and field profit maps.
With the use of the Fieldstar system you will be able to make precision farming fast and easy(Flow Graphic). It will allow the farmer to make more accurate and profitable judgments on the different inputs in farming. In cab picture of the Fieldstar unit.
Fieldstar, DataTouch, and Microsoft Windows are Trademarks.