Titan Machinery has
recently entered into an agreement to partner with Augmenta – a company that
has pioneered Variable Rate Application (VRA) technology for use in
sprayer-applied fertilizer, plant growth hormones, and burn-down applications.
“We are always looking to add to our lineup of precision technology and
applications,” said Sam Christianson, Director of Precision Technologies. “By
adding Augmenta’s proven VRA application to our ever-growing list of
precision partnerships, we are able to provide our customers with a high ROI
precision tool that can help optimize costly chemical applications without
requiring expensive equipment upgrades.”
VRA system can be installed on both current and older models of sprayers,
including self-propelled and pull-type configurations. It works by analyzing in
real-time the health and vitality of the crop stand, allowing the system to
raise or lower the application rate from the baseline while operating at
field-speeds. The powerful 4k resolution camera provides instant feedback on
the health and condition of the crop across the entire sprayer’s width. The
controller then varies the rate up or down based on the type of crop and the
health/condition of the stand. No prescription maps or samples are needed. Augmenta
is simple to use and simple to operate.
the system works to reduce application rates where the crop is thinner while
also increasing rates where the stand is thick, studies have shown that
Augmenta VRA can lower input costs by up to 10% while raising yields by 10% or
more. Actual results will vary based on a variety of factors. The system offers
excellent data connectivity, with both a mobile application and a web portal
option that allows you to capture and analyze your data from anywhere.
Machinery is proud to partner with Augmenta to provide farmers with the tools
and applications they need to reduce input costs while increasing yields and
bottom-line profitability. Ask your local Titan Machinery Precision Farming
Specialist for more information on how Augmenta VRA can help your farm produce
more with less.