John Deere has introduced Harvest Identification, Cotton, to help growers capture, store and retrieve information about their crop for use by the gin, according to a company release.
The system eliminates manual tagging of modules, provides on-the-go documentation, simplifies the process of record keeping and improves the tracking and delivery of modules to the gin.
According to the release, the system documents module information that is relevant to the ginning process. This means that the client, farm, field, module serial number, harvest date and time are all placed into one easy-to-read document.
"The program documents 11 of the most important data points during module formation and the embedded RFID tags improve the traceability of cotton modules as they move from the field to gin lot and through the ginning process," said Janae Althouse, with John Deere Intelligent Solutions Group. "Growers who have tried the system say it saves time in not having to tag modules in the field and greatly simplifies record keeping and tracking of modules."
AgWired reported that the data can be easily pulled off the display of the machine by either a data card or USB drive and sent electronically to the cotton gin.