The ExactEmerge electric drive system is powered by two brushless maintenance-free motors on each row unit that work independently to control the meter and the brush belt—with no synchronization required. The Seed Sensor provides vital information for each seed that travels through the brush belt delivery system, including population, seed spacing and seed singulation. This information is delivered to the new SeedStar HP monitoring system. Additionally, since faster planting speeds mean more shock load and stress, the row unit shank has been strengthened to withstand additional force and impact without fracturing, regardless of planting conditions.

John Doyle, John Deere territory manager, who is based in Nashville, Tenn., said the ExactEmerge is another example of Deere’s commitment to innovation and the amount of resources that the company invests in developing new products and technologies that provide the solutions that growers need.

“Clinics like the one at Hillsboro demonstrate the ExactEmerge’s efficiency and accuracy, and its agronomic aspects,” Doyle said. “It’s amazing the singulation and the seed spacing accuracy of the planter that can be maintained up to 10 mph. 

“Additionally, growers recognize that the partnership between them and our dealers helps provide solutions for them. Our dealers can provide a full circle of solutions from equipment to technology and can provide data management for their farms.

“Many of our dealers have developed their own value added plans or services that they customize according to a grower’s specific needs. Our dealers can write growers a solution for a potential service like doing an equipment optimization, helping to get it set up before they go to the field to plant or spray or harvest.  They can also arrange maintenance management of their equipment as well as help them manage their information in terms of yield data and yield maps. They can take that data and help them make their planting and production decisions for the following season.

“Some of the value John Deere strives to deliver is that not only do we develop and manufacture the equipment, we also design, develop and rigorously test the technology that goes with each piece of equipment—it’s all integrated from the start. Our dealers then provide the direct support as they marry support solutions on the equipment and integrated technology to ensure the producer realizes the full capability of each piece of equipment he owns.”

Doyle said Deere also encourages its dealers to partner with a third party such as an outside crop advisor to take growers’ field data and make recommendations and prescriptions that the dealers can then load for their growers.