Dot and New Leader unveil autonomous precision fertilizer applicator
July 10, 2019 By Top Crop Manager
New Leader Manufacturing, a manufacturer based in Cedar Rapids, IA, will unveil the NL5000 G5 Crop Nutrient Applicator for the Dot Autonomous Robotic farming system at the Ag In Motion show, northwest of Saskatoon on July 16, 2019.
The NL5000 uses New Leader’s G5 technology which includes 16 section swath width control, 1Ž2 width spreading, last pass control, boundary spreading, and two product variable rate precision application technology.
“Can you imagine; just fill the New Leader and you go home for the next load of fertilizer while Dot does the spreading. Pretty exciting isn’t it!” says Robert Saik, CEO of Dot Farm Solutions.“From an agronomic standpoint, the NL5000 G5 opens up opportunities for farmers to precisely apply top dressed nitrogen in-crop or augment their fertility program with a 100 per cent autonomous spreading solution.”
This spring saw the Dot robotic system seed and spray thousands of acres on several Saskatchewan farms. Now Dot will have variable-rate precision fertilizer capabilities as well.
The Dot Power Platform will be demonstrated at 11:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. daily at the Ag In Motion Expo.