facebook_pixel

Falcon Adds Two New Automated Precision Soil Samplers

Falcon Model 5000 Web

Falcon Soil Technology has added two models to its lineup of automated soil sampling systems designed to bring precision accuracy to a critical task now dominated by error-prone hand sampling.

“Unlike traditional hand sampling used on most farms, the Falcon is designed to quickly collect high-quality samples with precision, consistency, repeatability and efficiency,” says Allan Baucom, the North Carolina farmer who developed Falcon over frustration with the inherent inaccuracy of traditional sampling methods.

“It’s almost impossible to push a hand probe into the soil at the same depth time after time, especially as soil conditions change and the day gets long,” he points out. “If you don’t take cores at the same depth, the sample isn’t accurate, period. You are basing your fertility program on that inaccurate soil sample. We now have a better way.”

The Model 1000 builds on the success of the 2014 Falcon, with an improved drum and funnel assembly for better soil mixing and sample integrity. An upgraded video camera enhances machine monitoring, and a redesigned layout improves balance, aerodynamics and ergonomics.

The system also has an all-new electronics control panel. The Model 1000 includes an on-board computer with a remote, easy-to-use operator interface for control from the cab. The Falcon ServiceLink system supports remote diagnostics and software upgrades, plus a high-visibility caution light to quickly alert the operator if there is a malfunction.

The Model 5000 adds a dedicated GPS receiver to track sample routes and individual core locations, a barcode reader for sample integration with GPS locations, plus cloud-based data integration with soil test laboratories and precision ag software (now in prelaunch testing). In addition to all Model 1000 features, it also comes with an enhanced power/electronics/light package (optional on the Model 1000) that includes a trickle charger, external PC ports and improved lighting.

The Falcon overcomes hand-sampling inaccuracy with a heavy, narrow 5-foot-diameter stainless steel drum mounted on a trailer. A probe on the drum’s circumference punches out an equal-depth sample with each drum revolution as the machine is pulled across the field.

“While based on a simple wheel, the Falcon incorporates GPS, a modern computer interface and cloud communications technology for durability in the field and streamlined operation and data management needed for precision agriculture,” says Baucom.

At typical field operating speeds of 8 to 12 mph, Falcon captures a core every second or two. That allows the Falcon to take on another precision agriculture challenge: high-resolution sampling.

“The Falcon takes precise cores, minute after minute, hour after hour,” states Baucom. “It doesn’t get tired. We need this level of precision and efficiency to truly bring soil fertility programs into the precision ag age.”

For information, visit FalconSoil.com or call 800-284-9611.

 

Source – Falcon Soil Technology

Topics: ,

Leave a Reply

Product News Stories
Product News

Monsanto Delays NemaStrike for Additional Review

November 2, 2017

After finding cases of skin irritation, Monsanto is pulling its nematode seed treatment NemaStrike for further product review.

Product News

Bayer Looking for FiberMax One Ton Club Growers for 2017

November 16, 2017

Cotton growers who produce an average of 2,000 lb/A on 20 or more acres planted to FiberMax varieties in 2017 are eligible to be part of the 13th annual FiberMax One Ton Club.

Product News

Intrepid Trio: Naturally Balanced Nutrition in Every Granule

November 1, 2017

Intrepid Trio contains three essential nutrients for cotton plants.

Product News

Save Time, Increase Efficiencies with Mixmate

November 1, 2017

Mixmate from Praxidyn is a precision chemical mixing system for small farms to large enterprises.

Product News

Crumpler Ironworks & Fabrication

November 1, 2017

Crumpler Ironworks & Fabrication is committed to providing the highest level of service, honesty and integrity, regardless of project size.

Product News

Delivering Proven Performance Across the Cotton Belt

November 1, 2017

Seed varieties, traits and crop protection products from Bayer deliver proven performance to growers across the Cotton Belt.

Product News

Growers Continue to Count on Americot and NexGen

November 1, 2017

Americot is dedicated to working with cotton growers throughout the Cotton Belt to provide elite performing NexGen varieties within the marketplace.

Around The Gin
Product News

Bayer Looking for FiberMax One Ton Club Growers for 2017

November 16, 2017

Cotton growers who produce an average of 2,000 lb/A on 20 or more acres planted to FiberMax varieties in 2017 are eligible to be part of the 13th annual FiberMax One Ton Club.

Product News

Monsanto Delays NemaStrike for Additional Review

November 2, 2017

After finding cases of skin irritation, Monsanto is pulling its nematode seed treatment NemaStrike for further product review.

Product News

Intrepid Trio: Naturally Balanced Nutrition in Every Granule

November 1, 2017

Intrepid Trio contains three essential nutrients for cotton plants.

Product News

Save Time, Increase Efficiencies with Mixmate

November 1, 2017

Mixmate from Praxidyn is a precision chemical mixing system for small farms to large enterprises.

Product News

Crumpler Ironworks & Fabrication

November 1, 2017

Crumpler Ironworks & Fabrication is committed to providing the highest level of service, honesty and integrity, regardless of project size.

Product News

Delivering Proven Performance Across the Cotton Belt

November 1, 2017

Seed varieties, traits and crop protection products from Bayer deliver proven performance to growers across the Cotton Belt.

Product News

Growers Continue to Count on Americot and NexGen

November 1, 2017

Americot is dedicated to working with cotton growers throughout the Cotton Belt to provide elite performing NexGen varieties within the marketplace.

Product News

Deere Adds New Narrow Track Versions to 9RX Tractor Lineup

November 1, 2017

John Deere has added three new 9RX Narrow Track Tractors, expanding its lineup of high-horsepower machines.

Latest News
Product News

Bayer Looking for FiberMax One Ton Club Growers for 2017

November 16, 2017

Cotton growers who produce an average of 2,000 lb/A on 20 or more acres planted to FiberMax varieties in 2017 are eligible to be part of the 13th annual FiberMax One Ton Club.

Product News

Monsanto Delays NemaStrike for Additional Review

November 2, 2017

After finding cases of skin irritation, Monsanto is pulling its nematode seed treatment NemaStrike for further product review.

Product News

Intrepid Trio: Naturally Balanced Nutrition in Every Granule

November 1, 2017

Intrepid Trio contains three essential nutrients for cotton plants.

Product News

Save Time, Increase Efficiencies with Mixmate

November 1, 2017

Mixmate from Praxidyn is a precision chemical mixing system for small farms to large enterprises.

Product News

Crumpler Ironworks & Fabrication

November 1, 2017

Crumpler Ironworks & Fabrication is committed to providing the highest level of service, honesty and integrity, regardless of project size.

Product News

Delivering Proven Performance Across the Cotton Belt

November 1, 2017

Seed varieties, traits and crop protection products from Bayer deliver proven performance to growers across the Cotton Belt.

Product News

Growers Continue to Count on Americot and NexGen

November 1, 2017

Americot is dedicated to working with cotton growers throughout the Cotton Belt to provide elite performing NexGen varieties within the marketplace.

Product News

Deere Adds New Narrow Track Versions to 9RX Tractor Lineup

November 1, 2017

John Deere has added three new 9RX Narrow Track Tractors, expanding its lineup of high-horsepower machines.

Product News

Agri-AFC: CROPLAN 3885 Cotton Seed

November 1, 2017

CROPLAN 3885B2XF cotton seed – available from Agri-AFC – has excellent performance across the Cotton Belt.

Product News

Redball Gen II Broadcast Hoods

November 1, 2017

The original Redball Gen II Broadcast Spray-Hood is one of the most effective tools to help manage spray drift.

Product News

AgAmerica Brings Experience and Innovation to Ag Lending

November 1, 2017

AgAmerica Lending is seeking to change the lending game and introduce smarter lending policies and procedures.

Product News

DP 1725 B2XF Delivers Strong Cotton

November 1, 2017

DP 1725 B2XF is the newest early- to mid-season variety from Deltapine to offer strong yield performance and outstanding fiber quality.

Product News

Cotton Farmers See Benefits of the Enlist Weed Control System

November 1, 2017

Weed control, reduced drift and volatility top the list of advantages from the Enlist Weed Control System.

Product News

Producers Turn to PhytoGen W3FE Varieties to Battle Weeds and Pests

November 1, 2017

PhytoGen brand W3FE varieties with WideStrike 3 Insect Protection and the Enlist cotton trait helps growers protect yield and fiber quality potential at harvest.

Product News

Direct-to-Grower Independent Seed Company Launched

October 20, 2017

A new direct-to-growers seed company is entering the market to provide growers with custom-crafted seed offerings delivered to their farm.