Precision Farming is now available in Farming Simulator 19 and comes in the form of a free DLC, initiated by John Deere and financed by EIT Food. It’s now available to download from ModHub on PC, Mac, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. So, don’t wait and make your farm more ‘smart’ and efficient! If you don’t know what it’s about, follow the links below.
Want to know what it’s about, first?
- Read the project announcement
- Learn more about Precision Farming
- Learn more about EIT Food
- First Look at Soil Types & Soil Sampling
- First Look at Yield improvement & economic analysis
Make your virtual farm more eco-friendly and sustainable: The Precision Farming DLC, a project funded by EIT Food and led by John Deere, introduces new gameplay mechanics based on real smart farming technology. Take soil samples with the John Deere Gator and the ISARIA SCOUT to identify four different soil types. Learn about pH-values and nitrogen content in your soil before you improve the yield by dynamic application rates to save seeds, lime, fertilizer, fuel and, in the end, money.
A new Precision Farming tab in the menu gives you all the information you need to optimize yield and hold control over your finances. A soil map with special filters shows you the current state of your soil and every action you take is reflected on the economic analysis overview. New UI elements and a live mini map give you additional information and control when working the fields. With an RTK station on your farm, your helper will perform actions more efficient, too. Don’t waste time and money – make your farming operation smarter!
Soil Types, Soil Sampling and Yield Improvement
Not only are there four different soil types (loamy sand, sandy loam, loam and silty clay), you also have to take different pH levels and the content of nitrogen into account when improving your yield. First, you start with sampling the soil to identify its properties and then go on to lime and fertilize with dynamic application rates. The John Deere Gator and ISARIA SCOUT are included in the DLC. Take a look at our introduction video!
We’re not done yet…
“Being part of the project from the very first minute, I’m now keen to see player reactions,” comments Thomas Frey, Vice President & Creative Director at GIANTS Software. “Together with John Deere, we achieved a great start and I’m really looking forward to an even better integration and more features coming in the future.”
Per our announcement, this is a 2-year-project. Meaning, after releasing the Free DLC on ModHub, we’re not done with Precision Farming. More features are planned to follow after precise, academic and scientific evaluation by the involved parties. This includes, for example, the University of Reading and the University of Hohenheim and other EU parties.