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John Deere debuts ExactShot technology, reducing starter fertilizer use up to 60 per cent

January 9, 2023  By Top Crop Manager

ExactShot liquid fertilizer system. Courtesy John Deere.

John Deere recently revealed two new technologies — ExactShot and an electric excavator — that will help customers be more productive, profitable and sustainable.

ExactShot allows farmers to reduce the amount of starter fertilizer needed during planting by more than 60 per cent. The technology uses sensors and robotics to place starter fertilizer precisely onto seeds as they are planted in the soil, rather than applying a continuous flow of fertilizer to the entire row of seeds.

ExactShot uses a sensor to register when each individual seed is in the process of going into the soil. As this occurs, it will spray only the amount of fertilizer needed, about 0.2 ML, directly onto the seed at the exact moment as it goes into the ground.


The electric excavator, powered by a Kreisel battery, will provide construction workers and road builders with lower daily operating costs, reduced jobsite noise, enhanced machine reliability and zero emissions, without sacrificing the power and performance they need in a machine.


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