New technology, computer software, and satellite mapping systems are creating an equipment revolution in agriculture. The new digital revolution will allow growers and producers to become more efficient in their operations and better manage the data collected from their crops.

John Deere continues to lead the way with innovative products and services, and introduces an important upgrade to current mapping software. The John Deere Ag Management Solutions group introduces JDmap 4.2 Deluxe.

This new software is fully compatible with the latest in computer operating systems, including Microsoft Windows 95, 98 and ME (Millennium Edition). It offers improved filter capabilities, and multiple varieties of flags can now be viewed at the same time on a field map.

“Farm maps are now color coded by crop,” says Craig Sutton, product manager for business and agronomic information services. “The maps are easy to read and offer crop yield, crop moisture, and field elevation information.”

The new software also allows for single-click upload of setup and yield data to VantagePoint Network. This allows growers and producers to easily share information with approved business partners such as bankers, consultants, and fertilizer/chemical retailers.

“With the first time purchase of all JDmap software, a free, one-year support program is included. After the first year of free support, additional maintenance packages can be purchased.”

JDmap 4.2 Deluxe offers some extra new features. The software allows for historical field documentation data, a new field boundary map on printed reports and soil type reports that show (by field) the number of acres of each soil type. This deluxe software is also available in a multi-client version that allows tracking of up to 50 clients in the software database.

“JDmap support packages will continue with the same programs that were previously in place,” says Sutton. “With the first time purchase of all JDmap software, a free, one-year support program is included. After the first year of free support, additional maintenance packages can be purchased.”

John Deere has established 360-degree support that includes the John Deere dealership network, toll-free phone support, the www.stellarsupport.com Website, and the help menus and user's guides included with JDmap. For more information, contact your local John Deere dealer.

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