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 23 oct 2019 15:26 

AgriTechnica 2019: trends in Fertiliser technology

On-board slurry analysis takes a step forward with a new system that uses nuclear magnetic resonance technology to determine nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium contents. This enables new levels of accuracy in slurry applications and the recording of application areas.

A smartphone app has been developed that can determine the spreader settings for Blended Fertilisers. These are mixed from inexpensive straight fertilisers, but until now it has been difficult to apply them accurately.

A Slurry Tanker manufacturer has introduced a simple Soil-Friendly Crab-Steering system where the whole axle on the trailed unit rotates by up to 11 degrees resulting in it driving completely offset to the towing vehicle.

A Fertiliser Spreader that works more accurately on sloping land will be seen at the show. Data from inclination and yaw sensors are used to control where the fertiliser is dropped on the spreader’s discs to compensate for any slopes.

An automated slurry transfer docking system will be at Agritechnica 2019 that employs a camera and light pulses on the docking arm and reflecting sensors on the hopper. Once the arm detects the hopper, pressing a button on the system’s control panel activates automatic docking.

New technology for spreading slurry close to the ground, to reduce emissions into the atmosphere, this year include a metal Trailing Shoe nozzle with twin outlets that reduces row spacings and the slurry output per row.

Dr. Norbert Uppenkamp of Germany’s North Rhine-Westphalia Chamber of Agriculture EXPLAINS

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