Jan 21, 2021HarvestMaster releases new potato yield monitor
HarvestMaster recently introduced its new Casma Potato Yield Monitor, which provides a visual map of crop performance in real time.
Casma, which is now available for purchase, can be mounted to any existing potato harvester. It allows farmers to visualize crop performance through generated heatmaps that provide a visual representation of variations in potato yield across the field and allows for better planting and soil care planning. This information directly impacts and can increase farm profitability by allowing farmers to identify underperforming areas and help maximize yield.
Data generated by Casma is created by the use of load cells and a belt speed sensor on the harvester to determine the weight of the potatoes being loaded and by the use of GPS location-based data. High accuracy GPS is used to create heatmaps that associate precise location with yield data. Additional sensors and algorithms are used to maximize accuracy by accounting for slope and motion in all directions. This data is available both in the cab of the tractor and is also automatically sent to the cloud for access on the mycasma.com website.
“Our customers requested HarvestMaster return to the commercial yield monitoring business,” said Doug Moore, Casma Product Manager. “Casma marks our return and we are very pleased with the system that we have developed. The amount of usable data that a farm can get from the Casma system helps growers make important decisions that will help farmers increase profits.”
For more information, visit HarvestMaster’s website.