Today’s producers demand more and with GreenStar™ technology and John Deere delivers. With GreenStar components, customers have the ability to document and map harvest data, create prescriptions, set field boundaries and more. This translates to better management practices, better yields, and more profit.
Harvest Doc Cotton
The Harvest Doc Cotton yield mapping system from John Deere Ag Management Solutions (AMS) gives cotton producers the ability to see harvest data right from the cab. Using yield data collected by the machine, detailed cotton yield maps can be generated in Apex™ Farm Management software to help producers make more informed decisions.
Harvest Doc Cotton-ready machines are equipped with mass-flow sensors that monitor cotton flow through the machine’s air ducts. This information is then sent to the display in the cab for operator viewing.
- Both the 7760 and 7660 Cotton Pickers are Harvest Doc Cotton ready, straight from the factory.
- The 7460 Cotton Stripper is available with a field-installed attachment to make it Harvest Doc Cotton ready.
For Harvest Doc Cotton functionality, the following GreenStar components are also needed:
- StarFire™ 3000 or StarFire™ iTC receiver
- GreenStar 3 2630 or GreenStar 2 2600 Display
- Data card or universal serial bus (USB) drive
NOTE: Harvest Doc Cotton-ready machines are equipped with mass-flow sensors and associated brackets, cab signal combiner module (SCM), StarFire receiver bracket, GreenStar 2/GreenStar 3 mounting bracket, and lightbar adapter harness.
The GreenStar 3 2630 Display provides the operator with a number of items, including lint yield, load weight, GPS and recording status, cotton variety, area, and distance covered. All of this information can be compiled within the Harvest Doc Cotton system.
The GreenStar 3 2630 Display is fully compatible with both the 7760 and 7660.
StarFire receivers help producers track in-field productivity using GPS and GLONASS satellite signals.
In Harvest Doc Cotton, StarFire receivers' georeference yield data is captured by the mass flow sensors. This information is transferred to the cab display, which can then give operators yield data relative to field position.
To accommodate a wide range of accuracy needs and to offer unmatched upgradeability, the StarFire 3000 Receiver is available in different configurations: SF1 and SF2 ready.
Apex Farm Management software
In the office, Apex Farm Management software is used to generate detailed yield data.
The cotton yield map from Apex shows yield variance throughout the field. Also, printed on the map is the total number of acres harvested, harvest date, average yield, and harvest hours for the operator, farm, and field.