Chase Crouch, Integrated Solutions Manager at 4Rivers Equipment explains the John Deere Field Connect Gateway.
Earlier we mentioned this 40 acre field had 3 probes placed in it. One is in the low area of the field, one in the high area, and one in an average area of the field placed as a baseline.
The information that is gathered by the probes are transmitted to the gateway, and from there sent via satellite or cellular signal based on which has a stronger connection.
This data is sent to your MyJohnDeere.com account, where you can log in, and see each probe’s water reports. From there, you are able to make better water management decisions.
This system is run by solar power, so there is no need for batteries or electric to be run to the unit.