Agriculture March 03, 2021
John Deere See & Spray™ Select set to reach New Zealand
CRESTMEAD, QUEENSLAND (3 March, 2021) — A NEW era of spraying technology is headed for New Zealand with See & Spray™ Select available on the new model year 2022 John Deere 400 and 600 Series Sprayers.
Developed in partnership with University of Southern Queensland, See & Spray Select is both an effective targeted spray solution and highly productive broadcast machine built on the strong foundation of John Deere’s ExactApplyTM to provide farmers with two time-saving sprayers in one.
Using See & Spray Select, farmers and contractors can apply complex tank mixes more efficiently and easily switch from targeted to broadcast spraying without leaving the comfort of the tractor cab. A 400 or 600 Series Sprayer factory equipped with See & Spray is the only Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) solution which delivers this capability in the Australian and New Zealand market.
See & Spray Select has an integrated camera technology that rapidly detects green plants within fallow ground and automatically triggers an application to those plants. In doing so, it achieves a similar hit rate to traditional broadcast spraying2 but uses, on average, 77% less herbicide1. Research has shown that weeds sprayed with complex tank mixes with more than two modes are 83 times less likely to develop resistance.
See & Spray Select can be equipped on John Deere 400 and 600 Series Sprayers, including the 408R, 410R, 412R, 612R and 616R, each of which comes from the factory with integrated precision agriculture technology to support farmers in making informed agronomic and equipment decisions.
About John Deere:
Deere & Company (NYSE: DE) is a world leader in providing advanced products and services and is committed to the success of customers whose work is linked to the land - those who cultivate, harvest, transform, enrich and build upon the land to meet the world's dramatically increasing need for food, fuel, shelter and infrastructure. Since 1837, John Deere has delivered innovative products of superior quality built on a tradition of integrity. For more information, visit John Deere at its worldwide website at JohnDeere.com or in New Zealand at JohnDeere.co.nz
1Based on tank-level sensor values taken at a steady state on John Deere sprayers equipped with and without See & Spray™ Select, before and after covering 75,000 acres of fallow ground with a typical weed pressure of 3,000 weeds per acre, using small and medium spray-length settings starting at 2.3 to 3.2 ft. (0.7 to 1 m), and average growing conditions (seasonal precipitation and temperature) across the US and Canadian Plains and Australian farms. Spray-length settings varied based on ground speed, spray pressure, and boom height. Sprayers were equipped with current hardware and software at time of study. Individual results may vary based on field and growing conditions, weed pressure, spray-length settings, and software version.
2Based on 56 agronomic studies of See & Spray™ Select on fallow ground. Sprayers were equipped with current hardware and software at time of studies. Individual results may vary. For details, visit JohnDeere.co.nz/en/sprayers