People who have used John Deere equipment may understand that the company relies on their feedback to improve its products, as the HarvestLab will provide users with a chance to determine corn silage nutrient quality as of July 2012.
According to Beef Magazine, the company is now providing its customers with this useful service, along with an expanded Constituent Sensing capability, allowing for predictions regarding crude protein, starch and fiber.
Steve Siegel, product manager for John Deere Intelligent Solutions Group, the device that is used on John Deere Self Propelled Forage Harvesters will provide its users with determinations of nutrient quality regardless of the field conditions.
"We partnered with DairyLand Labs, a recognized expert in forage analysis, to add these other nutrient analysis capabilities to John Deere HarvestLab," Siegel says. "With real-time nutrient analysis, producers and nutritionists can more easily and quickly analyze feed rations for crude protein, fiber and other factors and make adjustments on a daily basis to improve nutrition and reduce feed variability."
The John Deere HarvestLab sensor also allows customers to store data for later analysis and reporting.