Discriminate against dust.
Better information in. Better information out.
For measuring population, seed spacing, skips and doubles, you depend on the accuracy of your seed sensors. But optical sensors have four big problems:
- Dust looks just like seeds
- Doubles look like singles
- Dust coats the eyes
- They mount at the middle of the seed tube
A plug and play system, the new version of WaveVision is equipped with a new preassembled and good-to-go seed tube with WaveVision Sensor. Simply, put out the old seed tube and sensor and then unplug that latter from the weatherpack connection.
The next steps are inserting the new seed tube, rerouting the sensor wire, and plugging the sensor wire into the weatherpack connection of the planter harness. Simple isn’t it? Your current monitor, whether it is SeedSense or not, will be able to recognize the new WaveVision sensor immediately along with the other rows.
If you are not utilizing SeedSense and you have 12 rows or mow, plugging in a power booster at the 37-pin connector is a must. This will ensure a consistent and robust power supply into the WaveVision sensors.
If excellent seed spacing is important to you than you need to know how you are travelling at the time of planting. Technology has come a long way in recent years and optical sensors while being fairly cost affective don’t have the ability to give the monitor in the cab the correct data to report to you. Because optical sensors use light beams, they are susceptible to all the things that can falsely break that beam. That’s why dust is such a problem. Dust that blows up the seed tube looks like seed. So the optical sensor routinely over counts seeds, which undercuts your population. When you have data being reported to you in the cab you need to be able to trust it so you can make the correct decision for your planting conditions. Of course there are times when you can tell dust is the issue – when you’re planting with the wind and your population spikes ten or twenty thousand seeds. But more harmful impact is the day-in day-out over reporting of seeds because of dust.
And then there is the problem of dust coating the sensor eyes and failing all together.
Current optical sensors must be mounted well up the seed tube in order to keep them out of the dust, some of the problem with this is that a lot of seed bounce occurs in the bottom half of the seed tube after it has passed the optical sensor so they are unable to report actual seed spacing as your seeds enter the ground.
An optical sensor shoots a beam of light across the seed tube when seed breaks that beam it will be counted as one seed weather you have two seeds passing side by side (a double) this will cause under reporting of population back to your monitor in the cab.
WaveVision eliminates these problems and provides good clean information to your monitor. High frequency radio waves, rather than light, engulf seeds so that you get a “three-dimensional” look at seeds. It sees mass, not shape. So doubles look like doubles. The radio waves also sees through dust. And that means we can mount the seed sensor where it belongs, at the bottom of the seed tube. Wave Vision seed tubes give your monitor the chance to report to you a true high definition reading of actual seed spacing as seeds are placed in your seed trench.
Wave Vision gives you the information you need to see what your crop spacing will look like as you are planting instead of waiting until it comes out of the ground when it is too late to fix the problem.