How can tillage prescriptions drive efficiency on the farm? To find out, our team of Case IH research agronomists took to the fields to test out AFS Soil Command™ tillage prescription technology and how it impacts field prep productivity. Read on to learn about their results — we think you’ll be impressed:
Till for all conditions
When time is of the essence and you set out to prep your fields, you often need to make a decision on what specific soil management challenges to address. Should you alleviate compaction? Or focus on residue management? There’s often not enough time to tackle all the work you need to — until now.
AFS Soil Command™ tillage prescription technology uses zone-managed soil management — this enables operators to farm for all conditions. Now, you can effectively address a range of soil management challenges in any field — whether you practice conventional tillage or no-till (and everything in between).
With the ability to vary tillage depth and increase speed as conditions allow, AFS Soil Command tillage prescription technology can help you cover more acres with site-specific tillage. Plus, this technology can help you minimize equipment wear and tear — and maximize fuel efficiency — as the machine is adjusted in conditions that require little to no tillage treatment.
To help determine how tillage prescriptions can bring meaningful productivity to an operation, our research agronomists developed a set of prescriptions based on soil type and conditions in a North Carolina field. With the Ecolo-Tiger® 875 disk ripper, their agronomic research demonstrated that prescriptions contribute to more efficient fuel economy and usage, compared with constant-depth tillage. With increased field speeds, tillage prescriptions helped enhance productivity by up to 9.5%.*
This boost in productivity can make a world of difference when you’re working your fields in tight windows. Plus, these efficiencies can help you get the most out of your equipment by lowering cost per acre.
Tillage prescription technology completes the full suite of AFS Soil Command solutions, including seedbed sensing, agronomic control and mapping technologies. Productivity isn’t the only benefit that this technology can bring to your operation. AFS Soil Command can help you enhance your agronomic and environmental performance — no matter the operator. Reap all the benefits by adding AFS Soil Command to your Tiger-Mate™ 255 field cultivator, single-fold True-Tandem™ disk harrows and vertical tillage tools, and the Ecolo-Tiger 875 disk ripper.