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Integration of Slurry Analysis on JOSKIN Tankers

In collaboration with John Deere, JOSKIN offers a real time technology to analyze the slurry composition (NPK). JOSKIN integrates this ISOBUS connected system on its tankers fitted with a proportional flow meter. The ISOBUS protocol is used to transfer data between the HarvestlabTM (NIR computer), the MCS computer and the Joskin ECU.

Analyzing the slurry before spreading meets agricultural, economical and environmental objectives.

Principle:
Thanks to a infrared lens, an analysis of the main components of the slurry is carried out at the tanker outlet. The following elements are taken into account: total nitrogen (N), phosphorus (P), potassium (K), ammoniacal nitrogen (NH4) and dry matter.

The NIR sensor sends a spectrum that will be reflected by the slurry components. This reflection is then split into different wavelengths, depending on the nutrient contents.

This information is then sent to a JOSKIN computer which combines it with the flow meter data. A target value, set by the user, is assigned to the nitrogen and a maximum value to the phosphate. When conditions allow it, the tractor speed and the flow of the spreading implement will be regulated according to these objectives. This ensures an extremely efficient spreading in accordance with the environmental standards, while using the slurry in an optimal way.

Maps can then be made from these records and reports of the GPS sensor. An optimal traceability is reached and allows to see in a glance the contents of the spread material on every area. These indications will allow to manage the possible addition of mineral fertilizers in the best possible way.

LAMMA 2017

Make sure to visit the Joskin stand at the 2017 LAMMA Show.

LAMMA is the UK’s leading farm machinery, equipment and agricultural services show. It attracts in excess of 40,000 visitors from the UK and overseas who come to visit hundreds of exhibitors. The 2017 event marks LAMMA’s 36th anniversary, and is the fourth year it has been staged at the East of England Showground, Peterborough.

Free to attend, LAMMA is open from 7.30am until 5pm on Wednesday 18 January and 7.30am until 4.30pm on Thursday 19 January.

Free car parking for up to 10,000 cars is available.

Register to download our new show app here


Sarah Murray

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